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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(5-2) UCF Knights vs. Temple Owls (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 26th 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Home 10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 61
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UCF and Temple face off in Philadelphia this weekend in what could be a lose or go home type of game for both teams. Each team now has two losses on the year and find themselves behind SMU, Cincinnati, and Memphis in not only the polls but the conference standings.
UCF came into the season with extremely high hopes. Bowl aspirations were something that was completely attainable and the Knights would be looking even further than that.
Temple has surprised a ton of people with their first-half 5-2 record. After beating a ranked Memphis team, Temple has been looking at a conference title in the second half.
UCF has dominated the Group of Five conversations for three years straight. This year, they have struggled to dominate even the American Athletic Conference. Dropping two games in their first four, the Knights have struggled to get anything going.
Led by freshman Dillon Gabriel, the Knights offense has played extremely well as of late. Gabriel struggled in the first few games as a starter but has come on strong here in the last week or so. Gabriel struggled against Cincinnati when UCF took their second loss of the season but led the team to 41 points against East Carolina.
Temple is a different beast that the East Carolina Pirates. Gabriel and the offense will have to move the ball against a high-level defensive line and keep up with Temple.
Temple has played above expectations for most of the year. Losing to SMU last week did not come at any surprise to many since SMU is now leading the Group of Five in the polls. What was shocking about last Saturday’s performance was the lack of defense from an otherwise great defense for the Owls.
The Owls have only given up 22 points a game and have been fierce against the run. Even facing great AAC offenses that spread you out, Temple has played well on the defensive front.
To keep up with the high flying offense of the UCF Knights, the Owls will have to score a bunch of points. Even with their defense playing well, UCF is bound to score with all of the weapons on the field.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- UCF are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games on grass.
- UCF are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- TEM are 37-15 ATS in their last 52 conference games.
- Under is 17-8 in TEM last 25 games on grass.
- TEM are 31-15 ATS in their last 46 games overall.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
UCF is favorites for a reason even on the road. UCF is on a mission now after dropping two games the Knights would tell you they should not have lost. UCF is still relatively in the race for an AAC championship especially with their schedule they have left. The Knights should take care of business this weekend.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCF -10.5.
UCF has not played great this year and has not played well especially against good AAC teams. Their freshman phenom quarterback has had some issues at times completing passes and will be looked upon this weekend to get the job done.
Temple just got crushed against SMU and might have a tough time facing two great AAC teams back to back. They are at home which could help, but UCF should still cover.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: UCF 38 – Temple 17
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