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    The Temple Owls play on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET against the Akron Zips at Lincoln Financial Field.

    The Owls are expected to win by double digits (currently -10) against the Zips. The over/under for this game is 56.5 points.

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    Game Info for Temple vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
    Temple vs Akron Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Temple -10 -111 -109 56.5 -110 -110 -360 +278

    Temple Pick Insights

    • Temple covered eight times in 12 chances against the spread last season.
    • Temple was favored by 10 points or more two times last season, and covered the spread in both.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total six times in Temple games.

    Temple Stats & Insights

    • Temple averaged 21.9 points per game last season, 11.6 fewer than Akron allowed per matchup (33.5).
    • Temple was 3-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall last season when the team scored more than 33.5 points.
    • Temple collected 54.3 fewer yards per game (350.5) than Akron gave up per contest (404.8) last season.
    • Temple was 3-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall when the team churned out more than 404.8 yards last year.
    • Last season Temple ran for 80 fewer yards per game (82.4) than Akron allowed per contest (162.4).
    • Last season Temple turned the ball over 23 times, 11 more than Akron’s takeaways (12).

    Temple’s Best Players

    • Last season E.J. Warner had 3,028 passing yards (252.3 per game), a 60.6% completion percentage, 18 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
    • Last season, Edward Saydee rushed for 639 yards on 149 carries (53.3 yards per game) and scored six times. Saydee also collected 36 catches for 262 yards.
    • Darvon Hubbard collected 206 rushing yards on 52 carries and two touchdowns last season.
    • Jose Barbon amassed 71 receptions for 910 yards and two touchdowns last year. He was targeted 117 times, and averaged 75.8 yards per game.
    • Amad Anderson Jr. also impressed receiving last year. He had 38 receptions for 479 yards and four touchdowns. He was targeted 53 times.
    • Adonicas Sanders grabbed 37 passes for 437 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 36.4 yards per game last season.
    • Layton Jordan did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of nine sacks, 15 TFL, 44 tackles, and two interceptions.
    • Last season Yvandy Rigby averaged 69 tackles, five TFL, and two sacks.
    • Last season Jordan had a huge stat line of two interceptions, 44 tackles, 15 TFL, nine sacks, and two passes defended.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron went 7-5-0 ATS last season.
    • Akron covered the spread four times last season (4-3 ATS) when playing as at least 10-point underdogs.
    • Akron and its opponent combined to go over the point total five out of 12 times last season.

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Last season Akron averaged 7.5 fewer points per game (21.8) than Temple surrendered (29.3).
    • When Akron scored more than 29.3 points last year, it was 1-2 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
    • Akron collected 371.4 yards per game last year, only 19.8 fewer than the 391.2 Temple gave up per outing.
    • When Akron totaled more than 391.2 yards last season, the team was 3-2 against the spread and 1-4 overall.
    • Last season Akron piled up 89.5 yards per game on the ground, 103.1 fewer than Temple allowed per outing (192.6).
    • Last season Akron turned the ball over 25 times, 13 more than Temple’s takeaways (12).

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron completed 66.9% of his passes to throw for 2,592 and 10 touchdowns last season. Irons also contributed with his legs, collecting four touchdowns on 26 yards per game.
    • Cam Wiley averaged 40.6 rushing yards and scored five rushing touchdowns.
    • Shocky Jacques-Louis averaged 75.9 receiving yards and racked up two receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Alex Adams averaged 71.3 receiving yards on 7.3 targets per game in 2022, scoring nine touchdowns.
    • Daniel George caught 67 passes on his way to 788 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
    • Last year Victor Jones collected 5.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 45 tackles.
    • Bubba Arslanian had a stellar defensive performance last season with 94 tackles, seven TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Tyson Durant came up with three interceptions in addition to 30 tackles and three passes defended a year ago.
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