Free Boca Raton Bowl Prediction: Rockets vs Owls Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl sees the Toledo Rockets taking on the #24 Temple Owls Tuesday December 22nd at FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida. Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo Rockets (9-2) vs. Temple Owls (10-3)
Date: Tuesday, December 22
Time: 7 :00PM
Venue: FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: Temple -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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Two teams that were front runners for a conference championship at one point this season, both come in empty handed as the Rockets and Owls get set to go at it in the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl.
Toledo failed to make the MAC Championship after falling to Western Michigan in the season finale.
The Owls had a successful regular season come to a screeching halt as they proved to be no match for the Houston Cougars and Greg Ward Jr. in the AAC Title Game.
The Rockets were given the definition of a 2nd chance in the final week of the season.
Toledo needed Ohio University to beat Northern Illinois and then the door would be wide open for them to grab the MAC West Title with a win over Western Michigan.
The Bobcats did just that as they went into Northern Illinois and handed the Huskies a loss. As rain began falling on Saturday afternoon in Toledo, the Rockets simply could not get the job done. The Broncos defeated the Rockets, and ended their chance at a MAC title appearance.
Still, Toledo shouldn’t hang their head on a 9-3 season by any means and a win here over a Top 25 team to finish out the season may push the Rockets back into the rankings.
Toledo offers one of the more balanced offenses in the nation. The Rockets rush attack led by Terry Swanson and Kareem Hunt open the door for the pass game behind Philip Ely.
Toledo averaged 34.7 points per game behind their offensive attack and both Swanson and Hunt will have a chance to get to the 1000 yard mark here in the Boca Raton Bowl.
The Temple Owls have completely turned their program around. After finish 2-10 two years ago and going just 6-6 last season, the Owls have compiled 10 wins and nearly crashed the New Years Bowl scene.
A win over Houston in the AAC Title game would have given them that feat, but they couldn’t provide enough offensive fire power in their loss against Houston.
Still, Temple nearly beat Notre Dame this season and knocked off teams such as Memphis and Penn State thanks to their stellar defensive play. The Owls allowed just 19.2 points per game this season. At home, things were even better as they allowed only 12.5.
Their offensive scheme never changed as they like to control the clock and pound the ball on the ground.
Temple finished their last 6 games with a 3-3 mark, with losses coming to Notre Dame, USF, and Houston.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Rockets are 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
- Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. MAC.
- Owls are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
Free Boca Raton Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Motivation is the key factor here. Arguments can be made that both teams aren’t happy to be hear, but the Owls may be a little less happy.
They had a chance at a New Years Bowl. How bad do they want a Boca Raton Bowl title?
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Toledo ATS
The Rockets will vie for their first 10 win season since 2001. Look for them to have more motivation here in this one.
2015 Boca Raton Bowl Free Score Prediction: Toledo 33 – Temple 24
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