Temple Owls (2-2) vs Boston College Eagles (3-1)Date : 09/29/2018
Time : 12:00 pm EST
Location : Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Temple Owls vs Boston College Eagles
The Temple Owls will travel to Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to battle the Boston College Eagles on Saturday for a 12 pm EST start time. In their last outing, the Owls would pick up a 31-17 home victory over the Tulsa Hurricane last Saturday as they would cover as 6.5-point home favorites while the under was the play with the total being set at 54 points for the game. The Eagles would fall on the road to the Purdue Boilermakers by a 30-10 score as they not cover as 6.5-point road favorites while the under was the play with the total being set at 62.5 points for the game. The last outing amongst these two teams would take place on November 20, 2004, as the Eagles would come away with the 34-17 win as they would cover the 15 points as favorites while the over was the play as the total was set at 51 points for the game. The Owls are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings amongst these two teams while the favorites I 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
Temple Owls's Latest Performance :
Temple would go up 21-10 at the half thanks to Ty Mason‘s 36-yard interception return along with two rushing touchdowns by Ryquell Armstead and Anthony Russo. They would cruise in the second half as Karamo Dioubate would recover a fumble and take it 50 yards for a touchdown while Will Mobley would add a 33-yard field goal to seal the victory for the Owls. Temple would be outgained 403-300 for the game, yet, the offense would get 191 yards on the ground with Armstead having 108 yards on the day. Randle Jones would lead the receiving corps with 49 yards on two catches while Russo would throw for only 112 yards along with three interceptions in the win for the Owls. The defense for the Owls would give up 208 rushing yards to the Golden Hurricane, yet, caused four fumbles (two recovered) along with three interceptions.
Boston College Eagles's Latest Performance :
The Eagles would go down 23-7 at the half as they would allow two touchdowns by David Blough for Purdue along with a DJ Knox rushing touchdown. The Eagles would only get an EJ Dillion touchdown run in the second half with :18 seconds remaining as they would obtain only 229 yards on the day with 85 yards on the ground as they were led by Dillion with 59 yards total on 19 rushes. The passing attack would rack up 144 yards with CJ Lewis leading the receiving corps with 65 yards on four catches. Anthony Brown would throw for only 96 yards, a TD, along with four huge interceptions in the loss. The defense for BC would allow Blough and the passing game 296 yards along with three touchdowns in the air while giving up only 76 rushes. The defense would, however, recover two fumbles, yet, would allow the Purdue offense to hold the ball for 37:02.
How Temple Owls & Boston College Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Boston College is 3-1 ATS while the O/U is 3-1
Temple is 2-2 ATS while the O/U is 1-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Boston College passing and rushing attacks is ranked in the top 50 in the nation, despite them laying an egg versus Purdue last weekend. They will now match up with a Temple team that allows 160 yards on the ground along with 197 passing yards to their opponents per game. Temple will certainly have problems on offense as their 90th and 106th ranked passing and rushing offense will face off versus the BC team that is allowing just 206 yards in the air along with 159 yards on the ground per outing. Furthermore, the Eagles are averaging 43 points per game while Temple is allowing 22 points per contest to their opponents.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Boston College Eagles -13
My reason for the pick :
I will give the Eagles the benefit of the doubt and say that they simply had a bad day last weekend in Lafayette as they would play horribly in every aspect of the game. This week, I will back them to atone for the terrible loss and expect them to cover the 13 points in this contest. I believe that the defense for BC will have a solid night in neutralizing the offense for Temple; however, the offense will certainly have to bring their A game to move the ball as the Owls can defend in both the pass and run. Expect the Eagles to establish themselves in the trenches with the run game first and foremost while Brown will have a much better game than he did versus the Boilermakers as the Eagles will cover the spread in an exciting game.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 53.5
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under as I believe that the Eagles, as stated, will minimize the damage that Temple will do on offense; however, the Owls will also play well versus a BC team that tends to sleepwalk at times on offense. With that being said, expect the under to be the strong play in this contest as both teams will battle back and forth for control of the trenches on Saturday. BC will run away with the game late, yet, the total will certainly stay under 53.5 points for the game.
Betting trends for Temple Owls:
- Owls are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game
- Under is 7-1 in Owls last 8 games in September
- Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Betting trends for Boston College Eagles:
- Over is 3-0-1 in Eagles last 4 games on fieldturf
- Eagles are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf
- Over is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.