memphis vs temple ncaaf prediction

NCAAF Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls Prediction 11/24/2023

The Memphis Tigers (8-3) travel to face off against the Temple Owls (3-8) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN. Both Memphis and Temple will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 ET.

Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls

The Memphis Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Memphis’ most recent 38-34 loss to SMU, they were unable to pull it out late, despite cutting into SMU’s 31-21 lead going into the 4th. Seth Henigan had a passer rating of 105.19 while throwing for 402 against SMU. He attempted 51 passes and achieved a completion percentage of 68.6% during the game.

The over hit in this game as the team’s combined for 72 point and the over/under line was 65. Memphis did cover the spread even with a straight-up loss because they were 9.5-point underdogs.

So far, the Memphis Tigers are 8-3, including going 3-0 on the road and 3-3 at home.

Against the spread, Memphis has gone 3-5-1 this season. The Tigers have been favored six times compared to three games as the underdog. Across 11 games, the average over/under line in Memphis’ matchups is 58.5 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 68.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 7-2.

The Temple Owls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Owls’ 34-24 loss to UAB, the Owls jumped out to an early 7-0 in the first quarter but were unable to ride that momentum to a win. E.J. Warner had a passer rating of 82.07 while throwing for 323 against UAB. He attempted 46 passes and achieved a completion percentage of 54.3% during the game.

Going into the game, Temple was the 7.5-point underdogs and in addition to losing straight-up, they did not cover the spread. The team’s combined 58 points was not enough to surpass the over/under line of 62.

With a 3-8 record, the Temple Owls take on Memphis. Their road record so far is (0-5) and at home (2-3).

So far, Temple has been favored one time and the underdog in nine games. This has led to an ATS record of 2-8 and an average scoring differential of -13.7. Through 11 games, the average over/under line in Temple’s games is 55.4 points. Their games have averaged a combined 55.9 points leading to an OU record of 5-5.

Memphis Offense Breakdown

Memphis comes into the game with an offense averaging 39.2, which places them at 10th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 10th nationally, with an average of 306.1 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 81st in the nation, with 361 rushing attempts per game for the season.

With 3266 passing yards under his belt, Seth Henigan leads the team through the air. He’s also 3rd on the team in rushing yards. This season, he’s contributed on the ground with 86 carries and 242 rushing yards, all while maintaining a completion rate of 66.6%.

Temple Offense Breakdown

On the ground, the Owls are 96th in college football at 304 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 94.1 (120th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 41.8 and have a per game average of 271.8. Overall, they are 84th in points (21.1 PPG).

E.J. Warner is the team’s leading passer this season, racking up 2746 yards while averaging 12 per completion. His completion rate for the year stands at 57.7%, with 21 touchdowns.

Memphis Team Defense

Coming into their matchup vs. Temple, the Memphis defense is 126th in points allowed, giving up 29.7 points per game. So far, opponents have averaged 246.2 passing yards per game against them (142nd in the country). Against the run, they’re allowing 175.7 rushing yards, which ranks them 127th in college football.

Temple Team Defense

Temple’s defense sits at 145th for points allowed, allowing 34.8 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 242.4 passing yards per game against them (135th nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 200.4 rushing yards, ranking them 153rd in college football.

Memphis vs Temple Trends

  • When playing on the road, Memphis has an ATS mark of 1-2 vs. the spread.
  • Temple is 1-4 Against the spread in their last five games at home.
  • Looking back at the last ten times Temple went into a game as the underdog, their ATS mark was 3-7.
  • Memphis’ record vs. the spread in their three most recent games as the favorite is 0-3.

Memphis vs Temple Prediction

So far this season, the Memphis offense has been excellent at moving the chains on third down. I expect this trend to continue as they put together some sustained drives vs. Temple. I’m taking Memphis at -12.

The analysis we’ve been running for this game has Memphis and Temple finishing with a combined 64 points. With the over/under line sitting at 65, I’m getting a bet down on the under.

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