The Tigers will face the Owls in this week 13 CFB game, airing on ESPN at 12:00 (11/24/23). The contest is set to occur at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (PA). This face-off between two American Athletic opponents sees the Tigers as the 12 point favorites on the road. Can the Memphis pull out a victory away from home and cover the spread?
MEMPHIS TIGERS VS TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Temple Owls +12
This game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field at 12:00 ET on Friday, November 24th.
WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 38-26 in favor of Memphis.
- Even though we have Memphis winning straight-up, we like Temple at +12.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 65 points, and we like the under with a projected 64 points.
Will the Tigers Find a Way to Win on the Road?
So far, the Memphis Tigers are 8-3, including going 3-0 on the road and 3-3 at home.
So far, Memphis has been favored six times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-5-1 and an average scoring differential of +9.5.
Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Memphis’ games has been 58.5 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 68.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 7-2.
In the rushing game, the Tigers are currently 70th in college football with 361 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 148.1 rushing yards per game, putting them 81st nationally. Their passing game has averaged 38 passes and 306.1 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 10th, averaging 39.2 points per game.
The Memphis defense holds the 126th position in points allowed, allowing 29.7 points per game. Teams have an average of 246.2 passing yards per game against them (142nd nationally). In terms of rushing, they’ve given up 175.7 rushing yards, placing them 127th in college football.
Does Temple Have What it Takes at Home?
So far, the Temple Owls are 3-8, including going 0-5 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Against the spread, Temple has gone 2-8 this season. The Owls have been favored one time compared to nine games as the underdog.
The average point total in Temple’s 11 games is currently 55.9 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 5-5 for the Owls.
As they prepare to face the Memphis, the Owls’ offense is averaging 94.1 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 120th in rushing yards and 32nd in passing yards, on an average of 271.8 yards per matchup. Temple has averaged 21.1 points per game so far. This figure places them 84th in the nation.
Coming into this week’s game, the Temple defense is 145th in points allowed at 34.8 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 242.4 passing yards per game vs. the unit (135th). On the ground, they are giving up 200.4 rushing yards, putting them 153rd in college football.