Temple vs. UCONN - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UCONN Huskies (2-9) at Temple Owls (7-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Temple Owls -28.5 -- Over/Under:
The UConn Huskies and Temple Owls meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The UConn Huskies could use a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The UConn Huskies have lost four of their last five road games. Jack Zergiotis is completing 56 percent of his passes for 1,532 yards, eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. UConn quarterbacks have combined for 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season. Cameron Ross and Ardell Brown have combined for 979 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Matt Drayton has 18 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 133.4 yards per contest, and Kevin Mensah leads the way with 993 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, UConn is allowing 39.7 points and 457.1 yards per game. Tyler Coyle leads the UConn Huskies with 86 tackles, Lwal Uguak has four sacks and Diamond Harrell has two interceptions.
The Temple Owls look for an eighth win after splitting their last six games. The Temple Owls have won five of their last six home games. Anthony Russo is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 2,486 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Russo has 12 touchdown passes and nine interceptions in his last nine games. Jaden Blue and Branden Mack have combined for 1,638 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 46 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 131.2 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 795 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 24.1 points and 368.4 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 74 tackles, Quincy Roche has 11 sacks and Harrison Hand has three interceptions.
The Huskies are 16-38-2 ATS in their last 56 road games, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 21-49-2 ATS in their last 72 games overall. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 40-16 ATS in their last 56 conference games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Huskies are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Owls last 7 games on grass. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 conference games.
The UConn Huskies are 3-5 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. The Temple Owls are 3-3 ATS in their last six games as a double-digit favorite. The UConn Huskies put together an honest effort to beat East Carolina on senior day, and while they covered, they came up short of a victory, and that can lead to a flat performance the very next week. The Temple Owls are far more profitable in the underdog role, but UConn is a big underdog weekly and rarely covers. The number is steep, but it's Temple or pass. We cashed on UConn last week, but I'm running back to that well.