Free Week 5 Prediction: Cougars vs Owls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(2-1) Houston Cougars vs. Temple Owls (2-2)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
NCAA Football Spread: Houston -14
NCAA Betting Total: 47.5
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We have reached week five of the college football season and most teams have reached the conference part of the season.
One of those conference games is an AAC showdown.
The Houston Cougars make the trip to Philadelphia to take on the Temple Owls. These two teams have played five times in their history and the Cougars have won all five of the games.
This is kind of a transition year for the Houston Cougars as they have switched to a new coach and they need new players to fit the system.
But so far this season they have played well, and they are a late field goal miss away from being 3-0 and heading into this game trying to keep their perfect record.
The most impressive part of what the Cougars have done is how they have won the games. In the first game of the season it was a defensive battle and they won by a final score of 19-16.
In the second game of the season they played Rice and that game the offense really got going on the way to a 38-3 victory,
In the last game they suffered their only loss of the season, They stuck with Texas Tech all night but couldn’t pull it out in the end and that led to a defeat by the final score of 27-24.
The Cougars are led by former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen at the quarterback position. So far this season he has thrown for 751 yards and four touchdowns.
He has also thrown four interceptions this year which is very concerning going forward for this team.
More importantly then winning the game in this one, they really need him to not turn the ball over, which could really give him a lot more confidence going forward.
On the other side of this match up is the Temple Owls who had really looked like they were building some momentum after winning two straight games, but then they hit a huge road block.
They played the University of South Florida and it was ugly from early on. Both the offense and the defense struggled and that led to a 43-7 defeat.
They really need a big bounce back in this game, or this whole season could really spiral out of control if they get blown out in this game.
One of the biggest issues that the Owls need to fix going forward is their inability to run the ball. They come into this game only averaging 69.8 yards per game on the ground, and that isn’t going to give them much of a chance to win many games the rest of the year.
I would look for them to really try and establish the run early and often.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
- Houston is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
- Temple is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
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I think the Houston Cougars are the much better team in this match up and the Temple Owls will have all kinds of issues running the ball early on.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Houston -14
The Cougars will keep running up the score and that will lead to not only a Houston win, but a game they also cover the spread.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Houston 41 – Temple 24
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