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Temple Owls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview – Point Spread Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Friday October 11, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

The Cincinnati Bearcats host the Temple Owls in an AAC divisional match up.

In their last games Temple lost to Louisville 30-7 at home while Cincinnati fell short to South Florida 26-20 in the sunshine state.

Temple is still looking for it’s first win of the season. Freshman quarterback P.J. Walker will get his first start for Temple in place of junior Connor Reilly. Walker came in last week against Louisville during the Owls third series and finished with 182 passing yards and a TD and 1 INT.

The Bearcat will look to get their offense back on track this week and what better time to have to against the 4th worst D in the nation. The Owls are giving up a average of 506 yards a game.

Last season Cincinnati beat Temple 34-10 on the road. The Bearcats have won the last 4 meetings.

This season Cincinnati is 2-0 at home and Temple is 0-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Cincinnati -21
Over/Under Total Line: 54.5

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Temple Owls: 0-5 SU 2-3 ATS
Cincinnati Bearcats: 3-2 SU 2-3 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• Temple is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games.
• Temple is 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• Temple 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• CINCY is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss.
• CINCY is 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• CINCY has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Temple: 55.48
Cincinnati: 70.25

Key Player Injuries

[WR] 09/05/2013 – Samuel Benjamin Out indefinitely (Collarbone)

[WR] 10/06/2013 – Alex Chisum Questionable Friday (Ankle)
[WR] 10/06/2013 – Chris Burrel Questionable Friday (Shoulder)
[DB] 10/06/2013 – Drake Bruns Questionable Friday (Knee)
[WR] 10/06/2013 – Javon Harrison Questionable Friday (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/06/2013 – Mark Barr Out indefinitely (Undisclosed)

Next Game
Army vs. Temple
Connecticut vs. Cincinnati

Our Selection : Last week Cincinnati hit a new low losing 26-20 to the previously winless South Florida! This week we’re asked to lay 21 points? The Louisville Cardinals only beat Temple by 23 last week! Take the Temple Owls +21 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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