Free Week 3 Prediction: Terrapins vs. Owls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Maryland Terrapins vs. Temple Owls (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Terrapins -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66.5
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This week three matchup with see the Maryland Terrapins out of the Big 10 take on the Temple Owls out of the American.
In their last meeting, Temple beat down Maryland 35-14. This was in 2018, so Maryland will have revenge on their mind.
Maryland has impressed so far post two blowout wins to start the season. They beat Syracuse last week 63-20, which was pretty shocking given that the Orange were a top 25 team.
This almost feels like a trap game because Temple is known to play the bigger teams tough.
The offense could not be stopped last Saturday as they hung 650 total yards on a poor Syracuse defense. They are now averaging 71 points per game through the first two weeks, but do not expect a repeat performance against the Orange.
Most of their damage came on the ground and the Terps had four different rushers with 65 yards or more. All four of these guys scored at least one touchdown.
Quarterback, Josh Jackson threw for 296 yards and had three touchdowns and one interception.
The defense has basically not been tested yet, so it is hard to predict what we will see from them. They allowed 400 total yards to the Orange, but just 70 on the ground. Playing their first road game could and should put a ton of pressure on the defense and I am not sure if they will be able to hold up, at least with their pass defense.
The Owls had a bye-week in week two, which is odd, but nonetheless, they won their first game 56-12 over Bucknell. Not exactly a team to be afraid of, but regardless they dominated that game.
There is only a small sample size with Temple this year, but in the game against Bucknell they totaled 695 yards. Do I think they will rack up this amount of yards against a ranked Maryland team? No, but I do believe they will have a ton of success passing the ball.
The Owls saw their quarterback, Anthony Russo, throw for 409 yards, four touchdowns an one interception. Backup quarterback, Todd Centeio, threw for 98 yards an one touchdown as well. As of right now, the Owls are the number passing offense in the country. This is misleading because they have only played one game, but still it is worth mentioning.
Their rushing game also racked up a ton of yards, totaling 188 yards. Their leading rusher was Re’Mahn, who ran for 60 yards an one touchdown. The Owls need to establish the run in this game because it will open up thee passing game where they have excelled so far.
Defensively, the game against Bucknell was a cake walk. They allowed just 211 total yards, 21 yards on the ground and 190 yards through the air. The key to upsetting Maryland has to be stopping the run. If they make the Maryland quarterback constantly throw the ball, they may have a legit chance to pull the small upset.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- MD are 6-14 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 8-2 in TEM last 10 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 7-2 in TEM last 9 games in September.
- TEM are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten.
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Maryland is getting a ton of hype because of what they did to Syracuse, but I believe they will regress here now that they are playing on the road. I think if Maryland is going to win this game, it will come down to the wire.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Temple Owls +7.5
Temple is underrated and I believe they will keep this game extremely close. I will take the home dog and the points in this matchup.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Maryland 30 – Temple 27
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