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Cincinnati Vs Temple NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 10/8/2021

The No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats (4-0, 0-0 AAC) will attempt to prolong their four-game winning streak when they take the field against the Temple Owls (3-2, 1-0 AAC). The Bearcats, listed at -28 on the spread, welcome the Owls, with +2500 moneyline odds to win, on October 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. Sportsbooks have set an over/under of 53.5 points for the matchup.

Before making a bet on this game, take a look at this article to find the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 3, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Vs. Temple Betting Odds

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Cincinnati Offense Vs. Temple Defense

Bearcats Offense Stats (Rank) Owls Defense
38.3 (17) Points/Gm 30.2 (99)
411.8 (55) Yards/Gm 313.8 (38)
265.8 (38) Pass Yards/Gm 142.2 (7)
146.0 (82) Rush Yards/Gm 171.6 (98)
8.9 (26) Yards/Pass 5.7 (13)
4.5 (53) Yards/Rush 4.0 (72)
31.7% (111) 3rd Down % 35.3% (53)
5 (53) Turnovers 3 (103)
3 (18) Sacks 3 (107)

Temple Offense Vs. Cincinnati Defense

Temple Offense Stats (Rank) Cincinnati Defense
27.4 (80) Points/Gm 14.5 (8)
362.8 (90) Yards/Gm 309.3 (34)
233.6 (64) Pass Yards/Gm 184.8 (34)
129.2 (91) Rush Yards/Gm 124.5 (48)
7.4 (77) Yards/Pass 5.2 (5)
3.9 (82) Yards/Rush 3.4 (33)
35.3% (96) 3rd Down % 34.9% (51)
6 (72) Turnovers 9 (11)
9 (96) Sacks 3 (107)

When Cincinnati Has The Ball

  • The Owls pass rush is one of the FBS’ worst, ranking 107th with three sacks this season, while the Bearcats offense is one of the best at protecting the passer, giving up only three (18th in college football).
  • Cincinnati has the 17th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 38.3 points per game. Temple’s defense is 99th, giving up 30.2 points per contest.
  • The Bearcats are 111th in the FBS in third-down percentage (31.7%), and will be up against the 53rd-ranked Owls third down defense (35.3%).
  • Cincinnati has committed five turnovers, 53rd-lowest in the FBS, while Temple has forced three turnovers (25th-fewest in college football).

When Temple Has The Ball

  • The Owls’ offense averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt (77th in the FBS). The Bearcats’ defense gives up 5.2 yards per passing play (fifth in college football).
  • Temple’s offense is 80th in the FBS at 27.4 points per game. It will be up against Cincinnati’s defense which gives up 14.5 per game (eighth in college football).
  • The Owls rank 72nd in college football, committing six turnovers this season, while the Bearcats are 11th with nine turnovers forced.
  • Temple averages 362.8 yards per game to rank 90th in the FBS. They take on a Cincinnati defense ranked 34th, allowing 309.3 yards per game.

Cincinnati Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cincinnati has compiled a 3-1-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bearcats have been favored by 28 points or more this season once, and failed to cover the spread.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the point total twice this season.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have scored a combined total of more than 53.5 points two times this season (in four games).
  • The Bearcats have won all three of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season.

Temple Betting Trends And Insights

  • Temple has a record of 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
  • So far this year, two of Temple’s games have hit the over.
  • Temple and its opponents have scored more than 53.5 combined points twice this season.
  • The Owls have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Cincinnati Players To Watch

  • Desmond Ridder leads the team with 1,045 passing yards (261.3 yards per game) and has a 63.5% completion percentage this year (73-of-115) while throwing nine touchdowns with two interceptions. He also has 98 rushing yards on 30 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 24.5 yards per game.
  • Jerome Ford has taken 67 attempts for a team-leading 367 rushing yards (91.8 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Alec Pierce has 15 catches and paces his team with 294 receiving yards (73.5 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Tyler Scott has tacked on 172 yards on seven catches and two touchdowns. He averages 57.3 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Jadon Thompson has caught six passes for 112 yards, averaging 37.3 yards per game this year.

Temple Players To Watch

  • This season, D’Wan Mathis has collected 762 passing yards (254.0 yards per game) while connecting on 65 of 106 passes (61.3% completion percentage), with five touchdowns and one interception. He has added 54 rushing yards on 16 carries (plus one touchdown), averaging 18.0 yards per game.
  • Edward Saydee has churned out a team-best 165 rushing yards (33.0 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Tayvon Ruley has run for 149 yards on 26 carries (29.8 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • Jose Barbon has 21 catches and paces his team with 280 receiving yards (56.0 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Randle Jones has also tacked on 240 yards on 14 catches and two touchdowns. He averages 80.0 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Amad Anderson Jr. is averaging 43.3 yards per game, racking up nine receptions for 173 yards and one touchdown.

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