UConn vs. Temple Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Can the Huskies Put Up Any Points?

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UConn vs. Temple Betting Odds

  • Odds: Temple -28
  • Over/Under: 49.5
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

The season is mercifully ending for UConn, which actually will not finish as the worst team in FBS this season, per our Action Network power ratings. UMass, Bowling Green, UTEP and Akron all fell behind the Huskies in 2019.

Model Prediction for UConn-Temple

Collin Wilson uses his power ratings to project point spreads and totals for every Week 14 game. His full power ratings are available to Action EDGE members.

  • Spread: Temple -29.8
  • Total: 46.6

Wilson: Can UConn Get on the Board?

Believe it or not, coach Randy Edsall met Vegas expectations with a 5-6 mark against the spread.

By the advanced statistics, UConn was able to surprise in the big play department on both sides of the ball.

The Huskies rank 19th in offensive rush explosiveness, while the defense is top 40 in limiting opponent explosive passes. Those numbers have been critical in point spread covers against Houston, East Carolina, and Illinois.

October 26, 2019: Kevin Mensah (@kmackthreefour) becomes the third player in @UConnFootball history to score five touchdowns in a single game leading the charge in a 56-35 win over UMass pic.twitter.com/DJt4E926Cn

— Husky Highlights (@UConnHighlights) October 31, 2019

This will be UConn’s last game as a member of the AAC, giving Edsall plenty of reason to motivate his players, while Temple comes into the game on a bit of hangover.

A 15-13 loss to Cincinnati ended the Owls’ outside shot at a conference crown, leaving Rod Carey’s crew at seven wins in his first season. A win or loss against UConn should not affect the bowl destination for Temple.

Looking further into the advance stats, it may be reason to ask where enough points will be scored to cover the total. UConn does not have the best success rate, which will be compounded with Temple’s rank of No. 9 in defensive passing success. The Owls are 25th in sack rate and second in opponent red zone points per attempt, both indicators UConn will struggle to score.

More importantly, the Owls are 110th in red zone scoring percentage on offense. This game may be light on points, as our Action Network totals project a number closer to 46.5.

Pick: Under 49 [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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