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CFB Game Matchup Report
Friday, 11/10/2017 at 07:00 pm TEMPLE (5-5) at  CINCINNATI (3-7)
Game Matchups Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
119TEMPLE 48 23.6 26.5 5-5 5-5-0 4-6-0 124.3 256 380.3 173.8 221.1 394.9
120CINCINNATI +2 20.9 31.3 3-7 4-6-0 5-5-0 134.9 221.1 356 201.9 212.6 414.5
Preview - CINCINNATI vs TEMPLEGame Write Up
How are things going in Luke Fickell’s first season at Cincinnati? Well, the Bearcats are a home underdog to the Temple Owls for Friday night’s matchup under the lights at Nippert Stadium. ...more
By Adam Burke | November 6, 2017, 9:56 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
TEMPLE -6 4
CINCINNATI
Average power rating of opponents played: CINCINNATI 31.3, TEMPLE 29.3
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
TEMPLE Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
when the line is +3 to -3 0-0 2-2 10-16 0-0 1-3 5-11 0-0 2-2 10-17
in all games 4-5 25-12 150-130 3-6 14-22 70-88 4-5 24-13 100-202
in all lined games 4-5 25-12 150-130 3-6 14-22 70-88 4-5 24-13 93-192
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 2-0 10-3 36-29 1-1 5-8 31-34 0-2 8-5 27-39
as a favorite 1-3 12-9 41-36 0-4 7-14 27-32 3-1 16-5 56-23
as a road favorite 1-0 5-2 17-13 0-1 2-5 7-15 1-0 6-1 19-11
as a road favorite of 3 points or less 0-0 0-1 3-7 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 3-7
as a road favorite of 7 points or less 1-0 1-1 10-8 0-1 1-1 6-5 1-0 1-1 10-8
in road games 2-2 12-5 79-66 2-2 7-9 37-39 1-3 10-7 41-112
in road lined games 2-2 12-5 79-66 2-2 7-9 37-39 1-3 10-7 38-108
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 1-0 6-1 17-13 1-0 3-4 15-16 0-1 4-3 10-21
in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 1-0 3-0 8-9 1-0 2-1 10-7 0-1 1-2 5-12
against conference opponents 3-2 18-5 99-74 1-4 9-13 40-53 2-3 17-6 64-114
after playing a conference game 3-1 15-7 82-75 1-3 6-15 36-49 1-3 13-9 60-109
after playing a Thursday game 1-0 3-0 11-5 0-1 0-2 4-6 0-1 1-2 5-11
in games played on turf 1-1 7-4 73-70 2-0 6-5 30-33 0-2 6-5 43-112
in November games 1-0 7-1 44-38 1-0 3-5 25-21 1-0 7-1 26-59
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 3-1 5-1 38-41 2-2 3-3 17-19 2-2 4-2 23-57
after having lost 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 1-0 1-0 37-32 1-0 1-0 12-12 1-0 1-0 19-57
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 2-1 10-4 48-34 2-1 6-8 30-30 1-2 9-5 37-49
after covering the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 1-0 7-3 33-28 1-0 6-4 26-19 1-0 7-3 28-35
after covering the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 0-0 6-3 28-28 0-0 2-6 18-19 0-0 5-4 23-37
after covering the spread in 4 out of their last 5 games 0-0 3-3 19-17 0-0 4-2 15-11 0-0 3-3 15-22
off a win over a conference rival as an underdog of 6 or more points 0-0 1-0 6-6 0-0 0-1 0-5 0-0 1-0 3-9
off an upset win over a conference rival as an underdog 0-0 4-2 12-10 0-0 2-4 3-10 0-0 4-2 9-13
off an upset win over a conference rival as a home underdog 0-0 2-0 8-4 0-0 0-2 0-6 0-0 2-0 5-7
off a home win against a conference rival 0-0 6-2 24-11 0-0 2-6 8-18 0-0 6-2 18-17
off a win against a conference rival 0-1 10-6 35-24 0-1 5-11 16-29 0-1 10-6 30-29
off an upset win as an underdog 0-0 5-2 18-15 0-0 3-4 8-13 0-0 5-2 11-22
off an upset win as a home underdog 0-0 3-0 12-4 0-0 1-2 3-7 0-0 3-0 6-10
off a home win 0-2 9-4 35-20 0-2 5-8 17-25 1-1 9-4 28-28
after playing a game at home 2-2 13-4 76-55 1-3 7-10 33-42 2-2 12-5 48-93
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 2-1 18-6 80-59 1-2 12-11 42-45 2-1 17-7 56-94
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 0-1 11-6 42-32 0-1 8-8 28-24 0-1 12-5 31-48
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 0-3 15-8 53-41 0-3 9-14 28-41 1-2 15-8 43-52
when playing against a team with a losing record 1-1 6-2 43-34 0-2 3-5 20-26 1-1 7-1 44-37
in weeks 10 through 13 1-0 7-1 41-37 1-0 3-5 23-19 1-0 7-1 24-57
after the first month of the season 4-1 20-6 114-85 2-3 10-15 53-61 2-3 17-9 70-138
in the second half of the season 2-0 13-4 72-61 2-0 6-11 37-38 1-1 11-6 42-96
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CINCINNATI Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
when the line is +3 to -3 0-1 3-4 27-29 1-0 2-5 15-27 0-1 3-4 26-31
in all games 4-5 13-21 146-136 4-5 12-22 77-106 3-6 14-20 172-140
in all lined games 4-5 13-21 146-136 4-5 12-22 77-106 3-6 14-20 155-133
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 1-0 1-1 29-21 0-1 0-2 25-26 1-0 1-1 28-24
as an underdog 4-3 9-11 73-62 3-4 6-14 36-45 2-5 4-16 42-97
as a home underdog 1-1 3-5 28-22 1-1 2-6 10-18 0-2 2-6 33-35
as a home underdog of 3 points or less 0-0 1-0 7-6 0-0 0-1 3-5 0-0 1-0 7-6
as a home underdog of 7 points or less 1-0 3-4 18-16 0-1 1-6 6-12 0-1 2-5 17-18
in home games 1-3 5-12 71-63 2-2 6-11 32-50 1-3 9-8 104-50
in home lined games 1-3 5-12 71-63 2-2 6-11 32-50 1-3 9-8 91-46
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-0 0-0 14-10 0-0 0-0 11-12 0-0 0-0 15-9
in a home game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 0-0 0-0 11-8 0-0 0-0 10-8 0-0 0-0 12-7
against conference opponents 2-3 9-12 87-76 2-3 8-13 47-61 1-4 6-15 90-77
when playing with 6 or less days rest 2-4 7-15 90-92 3-3 10-12 45-61 1-5 5-17 101-99
after playing a conference game 2-2 8-11 79-73 1-3 5-14 43-64 1-3 8-11 96-68
after playing 2 straight conference games 2-0 6-5 51-46 0-2 3-8 31-46 1-1 4-7 66-39
after playing 3 straight conference games 1-0 2-5 35-33 0-1 2-5 27-33 1-0 3-4 50-25
in games played on turf 4-4 11-15 95-92 4-4 11-15 51-77 3-5 12-14 128-84
in November games 1-0 4-5 44-31 0-1 3-6 23-30 1-0 3-6 50-32
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 0-2 4-6 40-32 2-0 2-8 14-25 0-2 4-6 37-41
after having lost 3 out of their last 4 games 0-2 1-5 22-26 1-1 1-5 5-20 0-2 1-5 23-28
after failing to cover the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 2-1 5-5 23-15 0-3 1-9 7-20 1-2 3-7 20-20
after having lost 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 2-1 3-4 25-18 0-3 1-6 6-15 1-2 1-6 22-26
after having lost 4 out of their last 5 games 1-1 2-3 14-14 0-2 1-4 2-8 0-2 0-5 11-19
after having lost 5 or 6 out of their last 7 games 2-0 3-2 15-11 0-2 1-4 5-7 1-1 1-4 14-15
after having lost 6 or 7 out of their last 8 games 1-0 2-1 8-7 0-1 1-2 3-4 1-0 1-2 9-8
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 0-2 3-4 41-38 2-0 3-4 22-31 0-2 2-5 52-35
off an upset win over a conference rival as an underdog 0-0 0-1 15-11 0-0 0-1 6-8 0-0 0-1 17-10
off a road win against a conference rival 0-0 0-1 15-20 0-0 0-1 11-14 0-0 0-1 22-15
off an extremely close win by 3 points or less over a conference rival 0-0 0-1 9-11 0-0 0-1 6-5 0-0 0-1 13-8
off a close win by 7 points or less over a conference rival 0-0 0-1 11-20 0-0 0-1 7-11 0-0 0-1 16-16
off a win against a conference rival 0-0 2-3 44-39 0-0 1-4 27-34 0-0 1-4 56-33
off an upset win as an underdog 0-1 0-3 20-16 1-0 1-2 9-10 0-1 0-3 21-18
off an upset win as a road underdog 0-1 0-1 6-10 1-0 1-0 4-4 0-1 0-1 9-9
off an extremely close road win by 3 points or less 0-0 0-1 5-9 0-0 0-1 3-4 0-0 0-1 7-7
off a road win 0-1 1-3 23-33 1-0 2-2 15-21 0-1 0-4 35-25
after a win by 3 or less points 0-0 0-1 14-13 0-0 0-1 8-6 0-0 0-1 17-11
after a win by 6 or less points 0-1 1-2 20-22 1-0 2-1 12-13 0-1 0-3 19-25
after playing their last game on the road 2-2 7-7 65-67 2-2 4-10 34-40 1-3 6-8 83-67
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 2-1 5-6 76-65 1-2 2-9 33-54 2-1 5-6 97-59
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 0-1 1-3 40-31 1-0 2-2 20-25 0-1 1-3 53-28
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 1-1 5-8 76-79 2-0 6-7 49-60 0-2 2-11 92-75
when playing against a team with a losing record 1-0 5-2 46-35 0-1 0-7 16-30 1-0 6-1 65-21
in weeks 10 through 13 1-0 4-5 46-29 0-1 3-6 22-31 1-0 3-6 50-32
after the first month of the season 2-3 9-13 108-94 2-3 6-16 56-78 1-4 7-15 124-96
in the second half of the season 2-0 8-7 81-58 0-2 3-12 42-57 1-1 6-9 92-59
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
TEMPLE Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 2-1 1.9 3-0 3-0 32.333 14.667 442.667 6.673 1 27 6.667 385.333 5.479 1
All 5-5 -2.35 5-5 4-6 23.6 11.8 380.3 5.394 1.6 26.5 10.5 394.9 5.609 1.2
Conference 3-3 -2.35 4-2 2-4 24.5 11.333 371.167 5.167 2.5 25.167 9.333 349 4.998 1.333
Road Games 2-3 -1 3-2 3-2 24 13.6 374.6 5.351 2 31.4 13 419 5.868 1.2
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
CINCINNATI Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
All 3-7 -2.15 4-6 5-5 20.9 9 356 5.145 1.4 31.3 18.3 414.5 5.938 1
Home Games 1-4 -4.55 1-4 3-2 24.4 10 366.2 5.338 1.4 33.8 20.4 411.6 5.863 1.2
Last 3 Games 1-2 -0.15 2-1 1-2 23 10 433 6.156 1 27.333 15.667 407.333 5.71 1
Conference 1-5 -2.15 2-4 3-3 21.167 11 400.333 5.774 1.167 34.667 21.333 460.167 6.701 0.667
TEMPLE Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 23.6 11.8 20.5 30.48 35-124 (3.5) 21-35 58.2% 256 (7.2) 71-380 5.4 16.1
Opponents Defensive Avg. 27.4 13.9 21 29.09 37-162 (4.4) 20-33 60.7% 255.2 (7.7) 70-417 6 15.2
Offense Road Games 24 13.6 19.6 31.88 39-136 (3.5) 17-31 56.5% 238.2 (7.7) 70-375 5.4 15.6
Defense (All Games) 26.5 10.5 20.5 29.52 40-174 (4.4) 18-31 58.8% 221.1 (7.2) 70-395 5.6 14.9
Opponents Offensive Avg. 27.4 13.9 21 29.09 37-162 (4.4) 20-33 60.7% 255.2 (7.7) 70-417 6 15.2
Defense Road Games 31.4 13 20.6 28.12 43-240 (5.6) 15-29 51.7% 179 (6.3) 71-419 5.9 13.3
CINCINNATI Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 20.9 9 20 27.25 31-135 (4.3) 21-38 55.8% 221.1 (5.8) 69-356 5.1 17
Opponents Defensive Avg. 26.1 14 18.7 28.1 37-151 (4.1) 17-29 56.8% 214.8 (7.3) 67-366 5.5 14
Offense Road Games 24.4 10 20.8 25.99 32-156 (4.9) 21-37 56.8% 210 (5.7) 69-366 5.3 15
Defense (All Games) 31.3 18.3 21.8 32.75 44-202 (4.6) 16-26 62.6% 212.6 (8.3) 70-415 5.9 13.2
Opponents Offensive Avg. 26.1 14 18.7 28.1 37-151 (4.1) 17-29 56.8% 214.8 (7.3) 67-366 5.5 14
Defense Road Games 33.8 20.4 23.2 34.01 42-169 (4) 18-28 65.5% 243 (8.7) 70-412 5.9 12.2
TEMPLE Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.1 0.5 1.6 -0.4 16-7 43.7% 1-0 41.7% 4-83 (23) 2-9 (5.4) 8-64
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.7 0.5 1.2 1.3 14-6 40.5% 1-1 51.3% 3-69 (21.3) 13-2 (8.4) 7-65
Stats For (Road Games) 1.2 0.8 2 -0.8 16-8 46.9% 1-0 25% 4-100 (26.3) 2-9 (4.7) 6-51
Stats Against (All Games) 0.6 0.6 1.2 0 15-6 41.1% 2-1 50% 4-71 (20.3) 1-9 (8.5) 7-65
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.7 0.7 1.4 0 15-7 44.2% 2-1 52.8% 3-62 (20.1) 9-1 (6.8) 6-55
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.6 0.6 1.2 0 15-6 37.7% 2-1 55.6% 3-60 (21.3) 2-14 (8.9) 7-68
CINCINNATI Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.7 0.7 1.4 -0.4 15-6 39.5% 1-0 61.5% 3-58 (20.1) 1-9 (6.9) 8-74
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.7 14-5 37.9% 2-1 48.4% 3-68 (20.8) 9-1 (7.4) 7-59
Stats For (Home Games) 0.4 1 1.4 -0.2 15-7 44.6% 1-1 71.4% 4-76 (21.1) 2-15 (8.3) 8-75
Stats Against (All Games) 0.4 0.6 1 0 14-6 41.7% 1-1 69.2% 3-63 (20.8) 2-7 (4.5) 8-74
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.8 0.6 1.4 0 15-6 41.2% 2-1 58.1% 3-63 (21.1) 10-1 (7.3) 7-65
Stats Against (Home Games) 0.6 0.6 1.2 0 14-6 44.9% 2-1 70% 3-71 (25.3) 1-2 (1.7) 7-68
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
TEMPLE Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 @NOTRE DAME 16-49 L 20 L 55.5 O 44-422 17-30-184 2 37-85 19-35-245 1
09/09/2017 VILLANOVA 16-13 W -17 W 41 U 27-79 20-34-274 1 30-20 27-41-382 2
09/15/2017 MASSACHUSETTS 29-21 W -14.5 W 51.5 U 34-119 24-39-268 1 33-81 23-39-377 1
09/21/2017 @S FLORIDA 7-43 L 17.5 L 61.5 U 63-312 8-20-96 2 33--4 7-25-89 2
09/30/2017 HOUSTON 13-20 L 11.5 L 44.5 U 37-142 20-42-182 0 31-162 25-36-226 0
10/07/2017 @E CAROLINA 34-10 W -3.5 W 58.5 U 22-34 20-38-253 2 46-179 21-33-344 1
10/14/2017 CONNECTICUT 24-28 L -10.5 L 58 U 29-117 33-55-356 1 38-139 18-28-105 3
10/21/2017 @ARMY 28-31 L 7 L 49 O 50-248 8-18-141 4 37-217 21-31-289 3
11/02/2017 NAVY 34-26 W 6 W 51.5 O 28-104 22-30-289 0 52-136 13-19-226 1
11/10/2017 @CINCINNATI 35-24 W -2.5 W 49.5 O 35-184 21-37-221 0 43-205 19-30-224 1
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CINCINNATI Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/09/2017 @MICHIGAN 14-36 L 31 L 49.5 O 37-193 17-29-221 3 30-68 15-40-132 4
09/16/2017 @MIAMI OHIO 21-17 W 3.5 W 49 U 32-70 16-31-221 0 35-139 24-43-222 1
09/23/2017 @NAVY 32-42 L 7.5 L 52 O 72-569 2-3-53 0 23-58 28-46-381 0
09/30/2017 MARSHALL 21-38 L -3 L 53.5 O 26-138 22-45-211 4 44-133 21-34-233 3
10/07/2017 UCF 23-51 L 14.5 L 53.5 O 26-113 23-40-278 0 21-141 16-19-374 0
10/14/2017 @S FLORIDA 3-33 L 24 L 62.5 U 53-212 17-30-190 0 33-95 21-37-178 3
10/21/2017 SMU 28-31 L 5.5 L 66 U 42-249 22-35-189 1 44-140 26-37-295 1
11/04/2017 @TULANE 17-16 W 5.5 W 54 U 35-132 18-25-226 1 35-208 18-27-248 1
11/10/2017 TEMPLE 24-35 L 2.5 L 49.5 O 35-184 21-37-221 0 43-205 19-30-224 1
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CINCINNATI games 50% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (16-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CINCINNATI games 53.1% of the time since 1992. (129-114)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEMPLE games 55.9% of the time since 1992. (142-112)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEMPLE games 44.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-19)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEMPLE games 61.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (21-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CINCINNATI games 45% of the time since 1992. (72-88)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CINCINNATI games 48.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (14-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEMPLE games 50.3% of the time since 1992. (73-72)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
TEMPLE 35 49.5 O 13 25 32:17 43-205 19-43 224 1 1 4-50
11/10/2017 CINCINNATI 24 2 0 21 27:43 35-184 21-35 221 1 0 11-107
CINCINNATI 13 53 U 13 10 19:37 22-67 15-22 119 2 0 4-35
10/29/2016 TEMPLE 34 -9 17 25 40:23 60-275 12-60 199 1 0 3-25
TEMPLE 34 55.5 O 10 13 31:34 36-215 13-36 81 1 0 12-112
09/12/2015 CINCINNATI 26 -5 6 34 28:26 31-130 30-31 427 1 4 5-51
CINCINNATI 14 58 U 14 14 26:54 33-81 19-33 174 1 0 3-20
11/29/2014 TEMPLE 6 6 3 14 33:06 32-71 19-32 196 2 0 3-26
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TEMPLE Key Player Injuries
[DB] 11/11/2017 - Derrek Thomas is "?" ( Undisclosed )
[QB] 11/11/2017 - Logan Marchi is "?" ( Lower Body )
[OL] 11/11/2017 - Leon Johnson is "?" ( Ankle )
[LB] 11/10/2017 - Chapelle Russell is out for season ( Knee )
[OL] 11/05/2017 - Jovahn Fair is "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U ( Undisclosed )
[DB] 11/05/2017 - Derrek Thomas is "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U ( Undisclosed )
[QB] 11/05/2017 - Logan Marchi is "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U ( Lower Body )
[OL] 11/05/2017 - Leon Johnson is "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U ( Ankle )
[WR] 11/05/2017 - Ventell Bryant missed last game, is probable Friday vs. Cincinnati U ( Undisclosed )
[K] 10/06/2017 - Austin Jones out indefinitely ( Knee )
[DB] 10/06/2017 - Cequan Jefferson out indefinitely ( Rest )
[RB] 10/01/2017 - Jager Gardner out indefinitely ( Leg )
CINCINNATI Key Player Injuries
[K] 10/29/2017 - Andrew Gantz is out indefinitely ( Groin )