Temple Owls Betting Odds & Forecast
2020 Temple Win Total Odds
Temple 2020 wins: Over 5.5 (+100) or Under 5.5 (-121)
The Win Totals Odds currently posted isn't one that points favorably to Temple getting invited to some December Bowl game at all this year, and it is a little curious. Yes, there will always be the tough games against teams like Cincinnati, UCF, Memphis, and SMU, but Temple's also never been one to shy away from posting an upset or two when the opportunity arises.
2020 Temple Owls Schedule
It is a tough slate from top to bottom for them though, one that begins with a road trip to Miami to face the Hurricanes in the season opener, and ending with eight straight weeks of very tough games after an early October bye. Optimistically, 6-6 is very reasonable, but that also might be extremely close to Temple's ceiling this year.
The Temple Owls pulled off a couple upsets in 2019 but it could be in trouble repeating those big wins int he 2020 college football season. (AP)
2020 Temple Game of the Year Odds
Temple's only got one individual Game of the Year Odds posted for this year's contests currently, and it's for their trip to face UCF in the middle of November. The Owls are currently catching +18.5 points on the road for that game, as UCF enters the year as the favorite to win the conference yet again.
Based on what could happen for both programs in the weeks leading up to that game, that might end up being the best number UCF backers can truly get. That is far from a good prospect for Temple hopefuls.
Temple Odds to win AAC Championship
Even as a program that has a bit of a reputation of being a feisty overachiever, backing them to win the American this year is quite the reach. They don't have the offensive firepower to keep up with the upper class of offensive talent in the conference like Memphis or UCF has, nor do the Owls have a defense that can contain the offenses of the teams a tier below that.
Temple Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff
Another prop bet for the future odds betting market that deserves next to nothing in time as you won't see Temple anywhere near the playoff picture this year, let alone winning the national title.
Temple Owls – Postseason Forecast
This could be the season where Temple finds themselves up against it a little bit in terms of getting to six wins, as they'll need a couple of outright victories as underdogs in all likelihood to get there. That's not something you can put past this program, especially with a coach like Rod Carey at the helm. Carey had such success during his time at Northern Illinois, that you know it won't be surprising to see similar type results for Temple relatively soon.
It's all a matter of whether or not you believe this Temple team is a little undervalued or not based on that win total that has them missing out on Bowl season. It's hard not to give them the benefit of the doubt, especially because internally, that streak of Bowl games becomes potentially threatened late in the year and the guys in that locker room don't want to be the ones responsible for it ending.
The Owls find their way to some Bowl game in December.
Temple Owls Season Prediction
If you believe the Owls will be Bowl-bound like I do in 2020, the easiest bet to make here is 'over' the 5.5 wins at +100 odds. In fact, it's probably the only realistic bet to make as Temple will not be competing for conference titles or anything beyond that.
But as long as the Owls can take care of business in games they'll likely be expected to early on in the season (vs Idaho, vs Rutgers, and @ Umass), that's got this team already halfway to six wins. From their the schedule gets significantly tougher, but the Owls aren't likely to end the year on a 0-7 SU run, and just have to play just below .500 ball during that stretch to get Bowl eligible again.
Winning outright @UCF may not be possible, but winning at Tulane should be, and then Temple's got USF, ECU, SMU, and Cincinnati all at home. The Owls should be able to find three wins in those final seven games to sneak 'over' this season win total mark and keep that run of playing football during the holiday season alive.
Take 'over' 5.5 wins for the Owls in 2020.
Temple Owls 2019 Betting Recap
2019 was a strong year for the Temple program, as all eight of their wins from the 8-5 SU campaign came during the regular season, two of which were over ranked foes at the time. Make no mistake, there were a couple of ugly efforts in there as well for the Owls – losses to SMU (45-21) and UCF (63-21) in consecutive weeks comes to mind – but the Owls should have been pleased with their overall results.
2020 is an opportunity for the program to build upon this sustained success they've found – five straight years with a Bowl appearance – but from the way things have been projected out for them early on in the betting markets, getting back to a Bowl game might just end up being a holiday miracle for the 2020 Owls football program.
Betting on the 2020 Temple Owls
Where can I bet on the 2020 Temple Owls football team?
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