Temple vs. Memphis - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Temple vs. Memphis - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Tigers (5-0) at Temple Owls (4-1)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)

The Line: Temple Owls +3.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Tigers and Temple Owls meet Saturday in college football action at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Memphis Tigers look for a third road win to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Memphis Tigers have split their last eight road games. Brady White is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,163 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. White has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Damonte Coxie and Antonio Gibson have combined for 527 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Joey Magnifico has six receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 214.4 yards per contest, and Kenneth Gainwell leads the way with 620 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 19.2 points and 325.4 yards per game. Sanchez Blake Jr. leads the Memphis Tigers with 30 tackles, Joseph Dorceus has 2.5 sacks and Xavier Cullens has one interception.

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The Temple Owls look for another victory to build on their solid 4-1 record. The Temple Owls have won their last seven home games. Anthony Russo is completing 58.9 percent of his passes for 1,279 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Russo has four touchdown passes and four interceptions in his last three games. Jaden Blue and Branden Mack have combined for 762 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 31 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 160.2 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 503 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 17.2 points and 292.4 yards per game. Benny Walls leads the Temple Owls with 30 tackles, Ifeanyi Maijeh has five sacks and Harrison Hand has one interception. 

The Tigers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Owls last 5 home games. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 conference games.

The Memphis Tigers have covered eight of their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Temple Owls have covered 12 of their last 15 games as a home underdog. Memphis looks as good as we expected before the season and that offense is something special with White at quarterback. But as good as Memphis is, Temple has been covering machines as road underdogs these last few seasons, and the Owls have a defense and physical mentality that usually makes teams like Memphis uncomfortable. Expect Temple to be physical in the trenches, control the clock and make this game very tight until the end. Give me the points. 

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Randy’s Pick Temple Owls +3.5

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