Rutgers vs. Temple Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 17

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-0) and Temple Owls (1-1) will meet in a matchup at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rutgers vs. Temple Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 18.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Rutgers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Rutgers has -1501 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +766 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 43.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Rutgers vs. Temple Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field

Betting Preview


  • Rutgers averaged 17.8 fewer points per game (19.7) than Temple allowed (37.5) last year.
  • The Scarlet Knights were 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall last season when the team recorded over 37.5 points.
  • Rutgers collected 86.3 fewer yards per game (310.5) than Temple gave up per matchup (396.8) last season.
  • Last season Rutgers rushed for 83.1 fewer yards per game (138.5) than Temple allowed per contest (221.6).
  • Last year the Scarlet Knights had a 2-0 ATS record and a 2-0 overall record in games the team rushed for over 221.6 yards.


  • Temple averaged 9.3 fewer points per game (16.3) than Rutgers gave up (25.6) last year.
  • The Owls were 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall last season when the team recorded over 25.6 points.
  • Temple collected 286.2 yards per game last year, 111.0 fewer yards than the 397.2 Rutgers allowed per contest.
  • In games that the Owls piled up over 397.2 yards last year, the team was 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • Last year Temple ran for 51.4 fewer yards per game (110.8) than Rutgers allowed per outing (162.2).

Rutgers vs. Temple Betting Analysis

Rutgers Betting Insights

  • Rutgers’ record against the spread last season was 6-7-0.
  • Rutgers did not lose ATS (1-0) as an 18.5-point or greater favorite last year.
  • The Scarlet Knights were favored on the moneyline six total times last season. They went 4-2 in those games.
  • The Scarlet Knights played as a moneyline favorite of -1501 or shorter in only one game last season, which they won.
  • Rutgers had five of its 13 games go over the point total last season.

Owls Betting Insights

  • Temple posted only two wins against the spread last season.
  • Temple didn’t have a win ATS (0-3) as 18.5-point or larger underdogs last season.
  • The Owls were underdogs 10 times last season and won once.
  • The Owls entered four games last season as the underdog by +766 or more and were 0-3 in those contests.
  • There were seven Temple games (out of 12) that hit the over last year.

Rutgers vs. Temple Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 48.8 51.3 45.9
Implied Total AVG 29.7 32.0 27.0
ATS Record 6-7-0 2-5-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-8-0 5-2-0 0-6-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 2-1 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-6 0-4 1-2


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


  • In 13 games last year, Olakunle Fatukasi recorded 2.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 61 tackles.
  • On defense in 2021, Avery Young had 58 tackles, 2.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception in 13 games played.
  • Christian Izien had 6.0 TFL and 59 tackles in 13 games a season ago.
  • Mohamed Toure delivered 39 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 13 games played.


  • With 3.0 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 40 tackles in 12 games, William Kwenkeu was a key player on defense.
  • With 46 tackles and 3.0 TFL in 12 games, Amir Tyler was a big player on defense last season.
  • Alex Odom helped on defense with 37 tackles and 3.0 TFL in 12 games.
  • The contributions of Darian Varner, who was on the field for 12 games, included 2.0 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 17 tackles.

Rutgers vs. Temple Predictions and Pick

Rutgers vs. Temple betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Owls (+18.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (43.5)

How to Bet on Rutgers vs. Temple

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Our pick to win this matchup is Rutgers, and we predict that Temple will cover the spread (Rutgers -18.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 43.5 points.


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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