College football gambling excitement is big for this matchup of bowl eligible teams that are in the heat of the NCAA football gambling race for the MAC East Division title.
Kickoff is set for 7 PM ET and Sports-Gambling opened with Temple as a 6 point favorite. The game will be telecast on ESPN2.
The Temple Owls have a record of 8-3 straight up and 7-4 with the college football odds as 7 of their 11 games have gone under the total. Temple is coming off a key 31-23 home loss to Ohio in game that was for first place in the Mid American Conference East Division.
Temple is now one game behind Ohio and Miami-OH in the division race. Defense is the strength of the Owls as they rank 13th in the nation. Keep in mind that Temple defeated Connecticut 30-16 earlier this season and got the money at Penn State in a 22-13 loss as 13.5 point road dogs.
Temple has gotten the money in 4 of their 5 road games this year. Temple features a strong ground attack led by Matt Brown and Bernard Pierce, who are both over 700 yards for the season with averages per carry of over 4.5 yards.
The Miami Redhawks are enjoying a remarkable turnaround season with the college football lines as they are 7-4 straight up and 6-5 against the spread with 9 of their games going under the total. Miami is tied with Ohio for first place in the MAC East Division.
The Redhawks are riding a 3 game winning streak and are coming off a 19-14 win at Akron although they failed to cover as 8 point road chalks. Miami was just 1-11 last year as 2nd year coach Mike Haywood has engineered an impressive improvement.
Quarterback Zac Dysert leads one of the nation’s most potent passing attacks with 2406 yards. The defense matches up well with Temple as it ranks 27th in the nation against the run.
The dog has paid out in the last 3 college football gambling matchups between these two teams and has gone under the total in 3 of the last 4 matchups.