Last Updated Oct 21, 2022, 7:03 PM
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Temple Owls Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travels to meet the Temple Owls for an AAC game on Friday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN2.
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE vs. TEMPLE OWLS BETTING PREDICTION
It has been sort of a trying season for the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa so far. It started with a heartbreaking 40-37 overtime loss at Wyoming on Sept. 3, before ticking off a couple of wins over Northern Illinois and Jacksonville State of the FCS. It had a couple of near-misses at Ole Miss and home to Cincinnati, losing both of those outings by 10 or fewer points. That's what makes what happened at Navy last time out inexplicable, as the Golden Hurricane were blasted 53-21, suddenly finding themselves 2-4. Of course, seeing as Tulsa is awful in rush defense, perhaps the blowout against ground-based Navy isn't that shocking.
The Owls have struggled mightily on the road this season, getting outscored 124-16 in three losses. Temple will be glad for a little home cooking, as it is 2-1 SU/3-0 ATS in the City of Brotherly Love, including a shutout win over UMass, and a 16-14 loss to Rutgers, easily covering an 18.5-point number. The UNDER is 2-0 in Temple's two home games against FBS foes, too.
Tulsa and Temple have split the all-time series 3-3, with the Golden Hurricane picking up a 44-10 win over the Owls last season to halt a three-game losing skid in the series. The 34-point margin of victory for Tulsa was the largest in the series to date.
Score Prediction: Tulsa 31, Temple 20
Best Bet: Temple +13 (-108)
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE vs. TEMPLE OWLS BETTING ODDS
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE vs. TEMPLE OWLS BETTING RESOURCES
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING ANALYSIS
The Golden Hurricane have shown some ability on offense, particularly in the pass game, going for 327.8 yards per game through the air to rank 11th in the nation. It is a very unbalanced attack, however, as Tulsa has managed just 110.8 yards per game on the ground, 112th out of 131 FBS teams. Tulsa is scoring 33.0 PPG, despite the unbalanced attack.
On defense, as mentioned, Tulsa stinks trying to stop the run. this team has been gouged for 240.8 yards per game on the ground, 128th out of 131 teams. It is tremendous against the pass, ranking 6th in the nation, but that's because everyone game plans to run, run and run some more against the Golden Cane.
Tulsa heads into this one 7-3-1 ATS in the past 11 games overall, while going an impressive 35-16 ATS in the past 51 on the road. However, Tulsa is just 2-6 ATS in the past eight against losing teams, while going 0-3-1 ATS in the past four games in the month of October.
For totals, the OVER is 7-3-1 in the past 11 on the road for Tulsa, while the OVER is 6-2 in the past eight games in the month of October. The OVER is 9-3 in the past 12 games against losing teams, too.
TEMPLE OWLS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Owls of Temple have had a tale of two seasons. It cannot get out of its own way on the road, while looking like an actual FBS team when playing at home. To see the Owls catching nearly two touchdowns on its home field looks like a gift, so take advantage, although it's so far to say the words, "Give me Temple plus the points."
The Owls are just 4-9 ATS in the past 13 games at home, although 3-0 ATS this season so far. It is also 7-19 ATS in the past 26 games overall, while going 1-4 ATS in the past five appearances on Friday, and 3-14 ATS in the past 17 games inside the conference, too.
The only concern with taking Temple is that it cannot exploit what Tulsa does the worse, stop the run. The Owls rank just 127th with 79.7 rushing yards per game. Still, Tulsa is just 1-2 ATS in three road games this season, so Temple should be able to make this one respectable.
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE vs. TEMPLE OWLS BETTING TRENDS
- Tulsa is 7-3-1 ATS in the past 11 games overall
- Tulsa is 35-16 ATS in the past 51 road games
- Tulsa is 4-1-1 ATS in the past six AAC games
- Tulsa is 2-6 ATS in the past eight vs. losing teams
- Temple is 7-19 ATS in the past 26 games overall
- Temple is 4-9 ATS in the past 13 home games
- Temple is 3-14 ATS in the past 17 AAC games
- Temple is 2-8 ATS in the past 10 vs. losing teams
- OVER is 7-3-1 in the past 11 road games for Tulsa
- OVER is 9-3-1 in Temple's past 13 October games