Maryland vs. Temple Betting Odds & Preview: Good Time to Sell the Terrapins?

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Tommy Gilligan, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Josh Jackson

Maryland at Temple, Betting Odds & Pick

  • Spread: Temple +5.5
  • Over/Under: 66.5
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

All odds above as of Saturday at 11 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

We don’t have a ton of numbers on Temple, which beat Bucknell 56-12 before a Week 2 bye. There is still a lot of unknown for Rod Carey’s team in his first year.

After Maryland has TKO’ed both Howard and Syracuse, the question must be asked if those two wins have credibility.

The Terps outscored their opponents 142-20, but Howard is near bottom of the Sagarin ratings and Syracuse has not looked like the Orange of the past.

Josh Jackson's first real mistake for Maryland.

Andre Cisco had the most interceptions in college football last season, and he just picked up his second of 2019.

— Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel) September 7, 2019

This was the biggest win by an unranked team over a ranked team since 1999. The question for gamblers and oddsmakers remain — where is the ceiling for this Maryland team?

Because of the single game against Bucknell, the Owls are No. 1 in the nation in power success rate and havoc allowed on offense. The defense has just as good of numbers being first in opportunity rate and stuff rate.

Our Action Network power ratings make this game Maryland -2.5, while the latest SP+ has 1.9 point different between these two teams.

We will soon find out if the oddsmakers and power ratings have not caught up the Mike Locksley regime, or if Maryland’s market value is way inflated. I’m willing to bet on the latter.

Pick: Temple +7.5


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