Week 2: Owls vs Bearcats Odds
College football betting sees the Temple Owls taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday September 12th at Nippert Stadium Cincinnati, OH. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Temple (1-0) vs. Cincinnati (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Nippert Stadium Cincinnati, OH
NCAA Football Spread: Cincinnati -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
NCAA Moneyline Odds: Temple +220 / Cincinnati -250
Action in the American Athletic Conference heats up right off the bat with an East Division match up between Temple and Cincinnati.
Temple scored a big upset in their season opener beating Penn State from the Big 10, but they are now on the road facing a Cincinnati team that is one of the favorites to win the AAC this season.
Temple held Penn State scoreless in the final 3 quarters in their opening win and they now face a Cincy team that scored 52 points in their season opener albeit facing a cream puff in Alabama A&M.
Last season at Temple the Bearcats won a defensive battle beating the Owls 14-6.
Temple’s defense did a great job facing Penn State star QB Christian Hackenberg holding him to only 102 passing yards with an INT. They not have another stiff test facing Cincy QB Gunner Kiel, who was 18/22 for 233 yards before being taken out in the blowout.
Temple returns 19 starters from last season’s team that went 6-6.
The Owls did not have a huge offensive day in their Penn State win with 313 total yards, but they were balanced with 168 passing yards and 145 rushing yards. QB P.J. Walker had a pretty good game and the big star on offense in the game was RB Jahad Thomas, who rushed for 135 yards.
He had 29 carries in the game and he will be counted on to have another good game and if the Bearcats can shut him down they should in a good shape.
The team that can play to their strength will win this game, as it pits the stingy Temple defense facing the dynamic Cincy offense.
The Bearcats racked up 636 total yards in their easy win over Alabama A&M. Kiel had a good game in limited time, RB Tion Green rushed for 127 yards, and RB Hosey Williams rushed for 95 yards. The Bearcats are loaded on offense and Kiel has a solid WR corps.
One key for the Owls in this game will be pressuring Kiel. Temple had 10 sacks in the win over Penn State and the Cincy offensive line will have to play well in this conference contest.
Cincinnati will be tested in this game by a solid Temple defense, but their have too many weapons on offense to be held in check.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Owls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
* Owls are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
* Owls have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
* Bearcats are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
* Bearcats are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
Cincy is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 AAC games and look for that trend to continue this Saturday.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Cincinnati -6.5
The Bearcats will get the win in this game and get an early start to their pursuit of the AAC East Division title.
Week 2 Score Prediction: Cincinnati 28– Temple 17
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