College football gambling expectations are high for both teams, who are coming off bowl seasons and are among the college football betting favorites to win their respective leagues.
Kickoff is at 12:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with UConn as a 4.5-point favorite.
UConn had a nice 62-3 bounceback win over Texas Southern in their home opener last week, which came on the heels of a highly disappointing 30-10 opening day loss at Michigan.
The Huskies are now 1-1 both straight up and against the spread. Jordan Todman ran for 151 yards on 15 carries for UConn and scored 3 touchdowns. The junior feature back had 1198 yards last year.
Coach Randy Edsall was pleased with the improved play by his team. “We went out and played hard and executed,” said Edsall. “It doesn’t matter who the opponent is. You have to execute and focus.”
Todman added that “I am excited. This is my dream and running back is what I do. I love it. I am excited for the season.” Robbie Frey was another key asset with the college football odds for UConn as he also ran for over 100 yards as the Huskies totaled 288 first half yards.
Temple escaped with a 13-10 home win over Central Michigan last week in a key Mid American Conference matchup but failed to cover the college football lines as 7.5-point chalks. Temple enters this matchup 2-0 straight up and 1-1 against the spread.
Temple has struggled badly on offense despite returning 9 starters led by junior quarterback Chester Stewart, who has hit on 65% of his passes but has just 1 touchdown pass. The Owls ranked an embarrassing 102nd in the country for total yards and did so against less than top shelf opposition.
UConn has failed to get the money in their last 5 college football gambling matchups against Temple and the last 2 games in the series have gone under the total. The two teams last met in 2008 and UConn scored a 12-9 road win but failed to cover as 7-point chalks.
UConn has covered 13 out of their last 20 games on the road including 7 out of their last 8. Temple has lost just 2 out of their last 10 games as a home dog.