UCF vs. Temple Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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AAC rivals will clash when the UCF Knights (4-1) face the Temple Owls (2-3).

UCF vs. Temple Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 23.5 points, with bookmakers listing UCF as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UCF has -3748 odds to pick up the win, while Temple is listed at +1212 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 46 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UCF vs. Temple Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium

Betting Preview

UCF

Offensively, UCF has been a top-25 unit, ranking 18th-best in the FBS by totaling 481.8 yards per game. The defense ranks 42nd (347.2 yards allowed per game). On defense, UCF has been a top-25 unit, ranking 12th-best by giving up only 14.6 points per game. The offense ranks 30th (35.6 points per game). UCF is averaging 230.2 passing yards per game on offense (81st in the FBS), and ranks 45th defensively with 207.2 passing yards allowed per game. UCF ranks 66th in run defense this year (140.0 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 251.6 rushing yards per game. UCF ranks 44th in third-down percentage this season (44.3%), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with a 26.4% third-down conversion rate allowed. With six forced turnovers (102nd in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (31st in the FBS), UCF’s even turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

Temple

Temple ranks seventh-worst in total yards per game on offense (282.8), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on defense, ranking 12th-best in total yards allowed per contest (280.2). While Temple’s offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking sixth-worst with 15.0 points per game, its defense ranks 20th-best with only 16.8 points surrendered per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, Temple is a bottom-25 pass offense, accumulating just 199.0 passing yards per game (23rd-worst). Fortunately, it is excelling on the other side of the ball, surrendering only 149.0 passing yards per contest (third-best). Temple ranks sixth-worst in rushing yards per game (83.8), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 48th in the FBS with 131.2 rushing yards conceded per contest. Offensively, Temple is a bottom-25 unit on third down, posting a 26.5% third-down conversion percentage (fifth-worst). On the bright side, it is dominating on defense, giving up a 25.0% third-down rate (fourth-best). At -10, Temple owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with three forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (117th in the FBS).

UCF vs. Temple Betting Analysis

UCF Betting Insights

UCF is 3-2-0 against the spread this season. UCF is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 23.5-point favorites. UCF games have gone over the total once this season. The Knights have won three of the four games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (75%). The Knights have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of -3748 or shorter.

Owls Betting Insights

Temple have compiled a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season. Games involving Temple has hit the over once this year. The Owls have been the underdog in three games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests. The Owls have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +1212 moneyline set for this game.

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UCF vs. Temple Against The Spread & Betting Records

UCF

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.7 60.5 61.5
Implied Total AVG 38.6 39.5 35.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 2-2-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 1-3-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Owls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 45.6 42.2 50.8
Implied Total AVG 30.4 28.7 33.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 3-0-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 1-2-0 0-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch

UCF

  • As part of the Knights’ defensive unit, Tre’mon Morris-Brash has compiled 18 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in five games.
  • Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste has played five games, registering 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack for the Knights.
  • Jason Johnson has helped spur the Knights’ defense with 32 tackles in five games.
  • Divaad Wilson, as part of the Knights’ defense, has totaled 15 tackles and two interceptions in five games.

Owls

  • As a key defensive contributor, the Owls’ Layton Jordan has compiled 18 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and one interception in five games.
  • Kobe Wilson has delivered 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games for the Owls.
  • In five games for the Owls, Jordan Magee has collected 24 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and three sacks.
  • With 14 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and three sacks in five games, Darian Varner has been providing a big boost on defense for the Owls.

UCF vs. Temple Predictions and Pick

UCF vs. Temple betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Knights (-23.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (46)

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How to Bet on UCF vs. Temple

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Our prediction to win this matchup is UCF, and we expect that UCF will cover the spread (UCF -23.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 46 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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