UAB Blazers-Temple Owls Prediction: Betting Forecast for their Nov 18 Clash
Temple Owls (3-7 SU, ATS 2-7) vs UAB Blazers (3-7 SU, ATS 4-5)
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Location: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
Point Spread: Temple +7.5/UAB -7.5
Money Line: Owls +233/Blazers -297
The Temple Owls and UAB Blazers matchup in an American Athletic showdown at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL. The over/under for this matchup is currently 64.5, while UAB is favored by -7.5.
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Temple and UAB did not meet up last season, but over their last three head-to-head matchups, each team is 1-2. UAB had the edge vs. the spread in these games at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 42 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 2-1.
Temple Owls Recent Form:
Temple enters this game with an overall record of 3-7. In their latest matchup, they faced a tough challenge and were defeated by South Florida with a final score of 27-23.
Looking at how the teams fared against the spread, Temple was 7.5 point underdogs. This gave them a straight-up loss but an ATS win. As they combined for 50 points, the under hit in this matchup.
In the loss against South Florida, quarterback E.J. Warner achieved a QB rating of 64.14, completing 24 of 47 passes for 280 yards. Additionally, he contributed three touchdowns to the game.
Darvon Hubbard took the ball eight times and led the team with 48 rushing yards, though he did not manage to find the endzone on the ground in the game against South Florida. Temple’s most productive receiver in the game was David Martin-Robinson, who finished with 102 on seven receptions.
On defense, Temple finished their game against South Florida by giving up a total of 457 yards. South Florida threw the ball 28 times for 316 vs. Temple. While on the ground, the Owls gave up 141 rushing yards. Ranked 84th in passing yards allowed per game, Temple’s defense gets ready to take on UAB. Opponents have attempted an average of 27 passes per game against the Owls. They’re allowing 34.9 points per contest, placing them 139th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 150th in the NCAA.
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UAB Blazers Recent Form:
After dropping their most recent game by a score of 31-6 to Navy, the Blazers are just 3-7 so far this season.
Leading up to the game, UAB was favored to win by 2.5, handing them an ATS and straight-up defeat. The under ended up hitting as the line going into the game was 52.
Jacob Zeno finished with 36 passing attempts against Navy. This led to a total of 206 passing yards, coupled with a completion percentage of 69.4%. It’s noteworthy that he also threw two interceptions in the loss.
Jermaine Brown Jr. carried the ball 15 times vs. Navy and led the team with 55 yards on the ground and did not run for a touchdown in the game. For the game, Bryce Damous hauled in one reception for a total of 42 yards, which led the team.
Defensively, UAB allowed a total of 365 yards to Navy. This includes giving up 271 yards allowed on the ground and 94 passing yards. Ranked 133rd in passing yards allowed per game, UAB’s defense gets ready to take on Temple. Opponents have attempted an average of 29 passes per game against the Blazers. They’re allowing 37.4 points per contest, placing them 145th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 156th in the NCAA.
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- When playing on the road, Temple has an ATS mark of 3-7 vs. the spread.
- At home, UAB has gone 1-2 against the spread (last three).
- UAB’s ATS record in their five most recent games as an underdog is 3-2.
- Temple’s record vs. the spread in their five most recent games as the favorite is 2-2-1.
In a matchup of two 3-7 teams, the Blazers are favored by 7.5 at home vs Temple. Look for this AAC showdown to be tighter than expected and for Temple to make this one interesting. The way I’m playing this one is to take Temple at +7.5.