Temple vs Memphis Free CFB Pick, 10-6-2016 – Sports Investor Central
Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
A Thursday night matchup between two American Athletic Conference teams as the Temple Owls travel South to face the Memphis Tigers. This is the fourth all-time meeting between the teams. Temple holds a 2-1 edge in the series, including a 31-12 win last year. James Landas of Sports Investor Central gives his Temple vs Memphis free CFB pick below.
The Temple Owls improved to 3-2 (1-0 AAC) on the season after defeating the SMU Mustangs, 45-20, this past Saturday. On the season, Temple is averaging 34.2 PPG on 350.2 total yards per game (199.8 passing, 150.4 rushing). Offensively, the Owls have been led by a strong rushing duo of Ryquell Armstead (10.4 APG, 62.6 YPG, 6 TD) and Jahad Thomas (15.0 APG, 66.7 YPG, 6 TD). QB Phillip Walker has completed 55.1% of his passes for 6 TD and 7 INT while averaging 194.0 passing YPG.
The Owls are 34th in scoring defense allowing 20.4 points a game, 319.4 total yards per game and have forced an impressive 12 turnovers from their opponents in their first 5 games and currently has a turnover margin of +4 on the season.
Memphis lost their first game on the season and were no match for the Ole Miss Rebels, losing 48-28. Offensively, the Tigers have been led by QB Riley Ferguson who has completed 66.4% of his passes for 11 TD and 5 INT while averaging 296.5 passing YPG.
Defensively, Memphis is holding their opponents to an average of 18.8 ppg on 371.3 total yards per game (225.0 passing, 146.3 rushing). Memphis has also forced 12 turnovers this season (8 INT) and currently have a +5 turnover margin.
Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall
5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October
The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss
16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Free Prediction
Temple getting +10 points on the road is hard to overlook vs this Memphis team. The Owls seem to have found their rhythm by winning games with a strong defense and solid rushing attack. Memphis isn’t the same team as they were last year with Paxton Lynch and prior to playing Ole Miss their schedule wasn’t much of a challenge. Temple has the 13th ranked passing defense in the country this season and I think as long as if the Owls can stick to their run game and limit their turnovers, Temple will be able to keep this one within the number which is why I am taking Temple and the points.
Temple vs Memphis Free CFB Pick: Temple +10