Free Week 7 Prediction: Owls vs Knights Odds
Looking for Temple Owls vs. UCF Knights free picks? Week 7 College football betting sees the Owls taking on the Knights on Saturday October 15th at Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(3-3) Temple Owls vs. UCF Knights (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: UCF -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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Temple is a hard team to gauge at the moment. They are just 3-3 which is unimpressive but with a 5-1 ATS record you can argue that they have outperformed expectations.
In my mind though they should be winning some of those games they are just keeping closer than you think.
UCF has three wins, which is three more than they had all of last season.
They are undefeated in conference play (just 1-0) but for as long as that holds they have a chance to win the division. They just can’t afford any bad losses, or get caught looking ahead to a visit to Houston later this month.
Per the introduction the Owls have 5 straight covers but losses to Penn State and Memphis look like lost opportunities even though they were on the road.
All season long the offense has struggled as senior QB Phillip Walker has already eclipsed his interception total from a year ago with 9.
Temple’s inability to run the ball is not helping but he has to be able to make better decisions. Senior QBs are supposed to be difference makers.
The defense has put up decent numbers, and has been especially strong against the pass.
They are giving up just 22ppg but that figure is aided by a shutout of FCS Stony Brook.
They may not have that singular great player but this program is committed to being salty on defense. Preparing for UCF is a little different than all of their opponents to date though.
As they try and be Oregon East the Knights are not tearing it up but they sure look a lot better than they did a year ago.
They have gotten the running game thing going which is pretty impressive given their passing attack is not much to speak of.
I thought Justin Holman would be able to handle the scheme change but he was terrible and they moved to McKenzie Milton.
He is hurt though and might not be able to go in this one. Questionable at the moment.
It is nice to see the defense bounce back this season.
They are putting up good numbers and with their Florida geography they should be able to recruit for that side of the ball. The Knights are coming off a couple of big wins against not so great competition.
If they can beat Temple it will be their best win of the Scott Frost era so far.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Owls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 4-0 in Knights last 4 home games.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Knights last 5 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Knights last 4 games following a straight up win.
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When the program was rolling I was a big backer of UCF a few year’s back. I did not see last season’s collapse and thus went down with the ship so to speak too last year.
It is nice to see them back as a competitive program. But I am still a little gunshy.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Temple +3.5
I haven;t seen them up close but it looks like the overhaul in Orlando is working.
This team has a totally different identity and even though the original Oregon is struggling it looks like this formula will work.
Temple has a knack for hanging around and keeping it close, which is what I think they will do in this one.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: UCF 34 – Temple 31
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