Free Week 11 Prediction: Owls vs Bulls Odds
Week 11 College football betting sees the Temple Owls taking on the South Florida Bulls Saturday November 14th at Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Temple Owls (8-1) vs. South Florida Bulls (5-4)
Date: Saturday. November 14
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
NCAA Football Spread: Temple -3
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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This is a big game for both teams, as Temple can lock up their spot in the inaugural AAC championship game with a win while South Florida can become bowl eligible with a win.
Even on the road the 21st ranked Temple Owls are the 3-point betting favorite facing a South Florida team that has won 4 of their last 5 games.
In their last games South Florida beat East Carolina 22-17 and Temple got over their first loss of the season with a 60-40 win over SMU.
This season USF is 3-1 at home and Temple is 5-0 on the road.
While Temple is known for their defense, which ranks 25th in the nation, they put up 60 points in their last game against SMU, but did give up 40 points.
The Owls do not rank in the top 80 in the nation in passing yards per game or rushing yards per game.
The Owls do have a balanced offense led by QB P.J. Walker, who passed for 268 yards with 4 TD and 0 INT in the win over SMU, and RB Jahad Thomas.
After rushing for at least 100 yards in 5 of the first 7 games Thomas has failed to do that in the last 3 games.
Temple will face a USF defense that ranks 57th against the pass and 52nd against the run.
The only meeting between these 2 teams was in the 2012 season when South Florida lost 37-28 at Temple.
In an interesting stat Temple is 0-10 in their last 10 games in the state of Florida not winning in the Sunshine State since way back in 1938.
The Bulls are a run-first team that ranks 21st in the nation in rushing yards per game and only 108th in passing yards per game.
RB Marlon Mack rushed for 117 yards in the win over East Carolina and it is key that Temple key on him and 2nd leading rusher duel-threat QB Quinton Flowers. Mack has rushed for over 100 yards in 4 of his last 5 games.
Temple ranks 12th in the nation defending the run and while that is a solid ranking they gave up 185 rushing yards in the win over SMU.
Temple has the top-ranked defense in the AAC, but they gave up nearly 400 yards in the barnburner win over SMU.
USF has only faced one ranked team this season and that was a 20-point loss on the road early in the season facing Florida State.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
* Owls are 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
* Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
* Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
* Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Free Week 11 NCAA Football Prediction
The Bulls have been playing well as of late and are solid at home, but Temple has a better all-around team and they will show that this Saturday night, as they will win and cover the spread.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Temple ATS
With the win Temple will advance to the conference title game while USF will have to wait another week to get a W and become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2010 season.
Week 11 Free Score Prediction: Temple 35 – USF 24
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