Duke Blue Devils vs. Temple Owls Picks and Prediction – September 2

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It’ll be the Duke Blue Devils (0-0) versus the Temple Owls (0-0) in college football play at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Duke vs. Temple Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Duke as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Duke has -353 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +273 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Duke vs. Temple Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ACC Network
  • Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Duke averaged 22.8 points per game last season, 14.7 fewer than Temple gave up per outing (37.5).
  • When the Blue Devils put up over 37.5 points last year, they were 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Duke collected 22.0 more yards per game (418.8) than Temple gave up per matchup (396.8) last year.
  • In games that the Blue Devils picked up more than 396.8 yards last year, the team was 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • Last season Duke rushed for 40.8 fewer yards per game (180.8) than Temple allowed per outing (221.6).
  • When the Blue Devils ran for more than 221.6 yards last season, they compiled a 1-1 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record.


  • Temple racked up 16.3 points per game last season, 23.5 fewer than Duke surrendered (39.8).
  • The Owls were 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall last season when the team recorded over 39.8 points.
  • Temple averaged 286.2 yards per game last season, 231.0 fewer yards than the 517.2 Duke allowed per matchup.
  • Last year Temple averaged 110.8 yards per game on the ground, 94.6 fewer than Duke allowed per outing (205.4).

Duke vs. Temple Betting Analysis

Duke Betting Insights

  • Duke was 4-8-0 against the spread last year.
  • Duke was unbeaten ATS (2-0) when at least a 9.5-point favorite last year.
  • The Blue Devils won 66.7% of the games last season when they were the moneyline favorite (2-1).
  • The Blue Devils played as a moneyline favorite of -353 or shorter in only two games last season, and they won both.
  • There were six Duke games (out of 12) that went over the total last year.

Owls Betting Insights

  • Temple won only twice against the spread last season.
  • Temple won once ATS (1-8) as underdogs of 9.5 points or more last season.
  • The Owls won one of the 10 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Owls played as an underdog of +273 or more twice last season and won both games.
  • In 12 Temple games last season, seven of them went over the total.

Duke vs. Temple Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.6 59.2 64.9
Implied Total AVG 38.1 37.4 39.0
ATS Record 4-8-0 4-3-0 0-5-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 5-2-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 2-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-8 1-4 0-4


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.8 52.9 52.6
Implied Total AVG 34.8 36.0 33.5
ATS Record 2-10-0 1-5-0 1-5-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 3-3-0 4-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 0-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-9 1-4 0-5

Last Season’s Leaders


  • Shaka Heyward had one interception to go with 61 tackles, 7.0 TFL, three sacks, and one pass defended last year.
  • DeWayne Carter had 25 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
  • R.J. Oben registered one interception to go with 16 tackles, 3.0 TFL, five sacks, and one pass defended in 12 games a season ago.
  • In 2021, Lummie Young IV had one interception in addition to 38 tackles, one sack, and one pass defended.


  • On defense William Kwenkeu, who played in 12 games, recorded 40 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and three sacks.
  • On defense, Amir Tyler recorded 3.0 TFL and 46 tackles.
  • With 37 tackles and 3.0 TFL, Alex Odom was a key contributor last year on defense.
  • An important contributor on defense, Darian Varner had 17 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and two sacks.

Duke vs. Temple Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Duke, and we project that Temple will cover the spread (Duke -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.

Duke vs. Temple betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (+9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51.5)

How to Bet on Duke vs. Temple

You can bet on Duke vs. Temple at every legal online sportsbook. For more college football odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as college football prop odds, check out the latest college football lines as well as our guide to the best college football betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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