Temple at Memphis: 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Tigers (2-1) vs Temple Owls (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00pm (Liberty Bowl Memorial)
Betting Odds: Memphis Tigers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 69.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Temple Owls will travel to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to take on the Memphis Tigers this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Temple Owls improved to 1-1 (1-1 AAC) on the season after defeating the South Florida Bulls, 39-37, this past Saturday. Temple trailed by a 31-20 margin late in the 3rd quarter, however, was able to fight back with 21 unanswered points and held on to the victory after stopping South Florida’s game-tying two-point attempt after they made it 39-37 game with just 1:03 left in the 4th quarter. Temple outgained South Florida by a 416-324 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-2 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Owls was QB Anthony Russo who completed 30 of 42 passes for 270 yards, 4 TD, and 2 INT.
On the season, Temple is averaging 34.0 ppg on 411.5 total yards per game (255.5 passing yds/g; 156.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Temple has been led by QB Anthony Russo who has completed 70.8 of his passes for 476 yards, 5 TD, and 3 INT while also adding 2 rushing TD’s. The top targets for the Russo and the Owls have been Randle Jones (12 rec, 129 yards, TD), Branden Mack (10 rec, 109 yards, 2 TD), David Martin-Robinson (8 rec, 108 yards), and Jadan Blue (14 rec, 100 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for Owls backfield has been Re’Mahn Davis who has 180 yards and 1 TD on 48 carries.
Defensively, Temple is allowing their opponents to average 34.0 ppg on 311.5 total yards per game (114.5 passing yds/g; 197.0 rushing yds/g).
The Memphis Tigers improved to 2-1 (1-1 AAC) on the season after defeating the UCF Knights, 50-49, this past Saturday. Memphis trailed by a 49-37 margin with just 5:29 left in regulation, however, was able to fight back with two TD’s in a span of just 2:33 to take a 50-49 lead and held on the victory after UCF missed a 40-yard FG with just :19 seconds left in the game. Memphis was outgained by a 798-703 margin, however, did convert 41 first downs in the victory. Leading the way for the Tigers was QB Brady White who completed 34 of 50 passes for 486 yards & 6 TD’s.
On the season, Memphis is averaging 38.0 ppg on 568.7 total yards per game (354.0 passing yds/g; 214.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Memphis has been led by QB Brady White who has completed 69.8% of his passes for 1,062 yards, 13 TD’s, and 3 INT. The top receiving targets for White and the Tigers have been Sean Dykes (22 rec, 279 yards, 4 TD), Calvin Austin III (18 rec, 240 yards, 4 TD), Damonte Coxie (16 rec, 175 yards, TD), and Tahj Washington (10 rec, 149 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Tigers backfield has been the duo of Rodrigues Clark (57 att, 315 yards, TD) and Kylan Watkins (34 att, 184 yards).
Defensively, Memphis is allowing their opponents to average 34.3 ppg on 590.3 total yards per game (458.0 passing yds/g; 132.3 rushing yds/g).
The Owls are 2-2 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Memphis. The Tigers are 1-2 ATS on the season, however, are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Temple was able to get into the winning column against South Florida, however, the Owls are no where near as strong as we’ve seen in the past few years, especially defensively as they allowed Navy and South Florida to combine for 68 points against them. Memphis picked up a great victory against a tough UFC team and as I think their offense should have no problem putting up points in this one, I am taking Memphis to cover this double-digit home spread. Good Luck!