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College Football Betting Preview: Temple Owls vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
September 28, 2023
A pair of 2-2 teams from the American Athletic Conference will meet up on Thursday Night, as the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes host the Temple Owls at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This game will be broadcast on ESPN with a kickoff time slated for 7:30 PM.
The Temple Owls were humiliated in week 4 at home against the Miami Hurricanes losing by a score of 7-41 while the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes ended their two-game losing streak with a win on the road against the Northern Illinois Huskies by a score of 22-14. Which team will improve to 3-2 on the year when the Temple Owls travel to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on Thursday night in week 5 of the college football season? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Temple Owls enter this game with a record of 2-2 following a 7-41 loss at home against the Miami Hurricanes while failing to cover the 23-point spread as a home underdog in week 4 of the college football season. Temple scored 7 points while compiling a total of 279 total yards offensively which included 268 passing yards and 11 rushing yards while allowing 41 points and 543 total yards defensively which included 220 passing yards and 323 rushing yards. E.J. Warner led the team in passing, completing 22 of 39 attempts for 240 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Edward Saydee led the team in rushing with two carries for 12 yards while adding a reception for 14 yards. Amad Anderson Jr. led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 13 targets for 117 yards.
Tulsa enters this game with a record of 2-2 following a 22-14 win on the road against the Northern Illinois Huskies while covering the 3.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 4 of the college football season. The Golden Hurricanes scored 22 points while compiling a total of 281 total yards offensively which included 102 passing yards and 179 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 295 total yards defensively which included 128 passing yards and 167 rushing yards. Cardell Williams led the team in passing, completing 8 of 20 attempts for 102 yards and two interceptions. Anthony Watkins led the team in rushing with 23 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. Kamdyn Benjamin led the team in receiving, catching four of eight targets for 53 yards.
BookMaker has the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Temple Owls on Thursday night in week 5 of the college football season. Temple has won three of the five games all-time in the series while Tulsa has won two of the last three matchups. The Owls are 3-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. Temple is 1-3 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 0-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes are 2-2 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Both teams enter this game with a record of 2-2, however, Temple has been the better team in the series, winning three of the five games all-time. The Owls are 3-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Temple Owls +6 on BookMaker for this matchup on Thursday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Temple Owls +6
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