Cincinnati vs. Temple - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati vs. Temple - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Temple Owls (7-3) at Cincinnati Bearcats (9-1)

College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Nippert Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -10.5 -- Over/Under:

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The Temple Owls and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at Nippert Stadium.

The Temple Owls look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Temple Owls have split their last four road games. Anthony Russo is completing 58.9 percent of his passes for 2,258 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Russo has 11 touchdown passes and eight interceptions in his last eight games. Jaden Blue and Branden Mack have combined for 1,501 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 43 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 136.6 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 724 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 25 points and 384.2 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 65 tackles, Quincy Roche has 9.5 sacks and Harrison Hand has three interceptions. 

The Cincinnati Bearcats look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won all five home games this season. Desmond Ridder is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,774 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ridder has 15 touchdown passes in his last eight games. Alec Pierce and Josiah Deguara have combined for 865 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Rashad Medaris has 18 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 202.2 yards per contest, and Michael Warren II leads the way with 833 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 20.6 points and 370.3 yards per game. Darrick Forrest leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 76 tackles, Michael Pitts has 4.5 sacks and Ja'von Hicks has four interceptions.   

The Owls are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games in November, 39-16 ATS in their last 55 conference games and 33-16 ATS in their last 49 games overall. The Bearcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 6-16 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Cincinnati and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Bearcats last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games in November.

The Temple Owls are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as a double-digit underdog. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The Temple Owls have thrived in the underdog role, which includes a win last week over Tulane, but I like them a lot more at home than I do on the road and the numbers do as well. The Cincinnati Bearcats continue to make a case for the best team in the AAC and four of their five home wins this season have been decided by 10 or more points. Temple has been kind to us over the years in the underdog role, but Cincinnati is far more balanced and has a knack for blowing teams out at home.

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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bearcats -10.5

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