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2022 Temple Owls Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

2022 TEMPLE OWLS BETTING ODDS, PREDICTIONS, PREVIEW

There’s little doubt in who is expected to be the worst team in the AAC. The Temple Owls have been a mess since Geoff Collins left for Georgia Tech. Rod Carey was able to lead the team to its fifth straight bowl game in his first season on the job in 2019, but the Owls have gone 4-15 the last two years. Carey was fired and replaced by long-time assistant Stan Drayton this offseason, and he has a total mess on his hands.

One of the few pieces of good news for Temple was that Georgia transfer D’Wan Mathis decided to stay with the Owls after entering the transfer portal. Mathis was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, but he was unimpressive in his lone start with the Bulldogs. He completed just 59.5% of his passes for 6.3 YPA with six touchdowns and four interceptions last season.

Temple’s offense was one of the worst in the country in 2021, ranking 123rd nationally in Offensive SP+. The Owls averaged just 14.1 PPG and 4.4 yards per play, and there has not been an infusion of talent in the offseason. Edward Saydee is the leading returning rusher, but he only ran for 321 yards in 2021, and Jose Barbon had 40 receptions for 440 yards and two scores.

The defense doesn’t look to be any better. Temple ranked 111th in Defensive SP+ last season, and the Owls were absolutely dismantled in their last seven games. They surrendered at least 34 points in seven consecutive losses to end the season, and their closest loss was a 20-point defeat at the hands of USF.

Opponents were able to run all over the front seven last year, so perhaps it’s a good thing that only two starters return from that unit. The Owls brought in a few P5 transfers along the defensive line, but there is still a dearth of talent up front. The silver lining for this defense is that the secondary should be decent. However, opposing teams aren’t really going to test senior cornerbacks Keyshawn Paul and Cameron Ruiz if they are able to run for 5.0 YPC.

The Owls have to win at least two games in non-conference play if they are going to get to three wins. They have a very manageable slate with games against Duke, Lafayette, Rutgers, and UMass, and three of those games are at home. That makes the ‘Over’ the better play, but not by much.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Wins (-130)

2022 TEMPLE OWLS SCHEDULE

  • Fri., Sept. 2 - at Duke
  • Sat., Sept. 10 - vs. Lafayette
  • Sat., Sept. 17 - vs. Rutgers
  • Sat., Sept. 24 - vs. UMass
  • Sat., Oct. 1 - at Memphis
  • Thu., Oct. 13 - at UCF
  • Fri., Oct. 21 - vs. Tulsa
  • Sat., Oct. 29 - at Navy
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - vs. USF
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - at Houston
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - vs. Cincinnati
  • Sat., Nov. 26 - vs. ECU

WIN TOTAL ODDS

  • Over 2.5 (-130)
  • Under 2.5 (+110)
DB Keyshawn Paul is one of two senior CBs returning for the Temple secondary. (Getty)

TEMPLE OWLS ODDS TO WIN AAC CHAMPIONSHIP

+20000

It’s hard to imagine Temple winning multiple games in conference play after how the Owls performed over the last two months of the regular season last year. This program was clearly outclassed on the field, and the Owls have not had a lot of success in recruiting or using the transfer portal to turn things around. Temple has no chance of winning the conference title.

TEMPLE OWLS ODDS TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

+250000

This program was catatonic for three decades until Al Golden revitalized Temple. The Owls soared to new heights under Matt Rhule, and they were solid under Geoff Collins too. The phrase ‘Temple Tough’ has lost its meaning over the last few years as the Owls look set to be one of the worst programs in college football once again.

TEMPLE OWLS 2022 HEISMAN CONTENDERS & ODDS

The Temple Owls do not have any Heisman contenders to begin the 2022 season.

2021 TEMPLE OWLS BETTING RESULTS

  • SU: 3-9
  • ATS: 2-10
  • O/U: 7-5
  • ATS-Home: 1-5
  • ATS-Road: 1-5
  • ATS-Favorite: 1-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-9

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