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    Protective Stadium is the venue where the UAB Blazers (3-7) will battle the Temple Owls (3-7) on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

    The Owls are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7.5) against the Blazers (with an over/under of 64.5 points).

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    Game Info for UAB vs. Temple

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Stadium: Protective Stadium
    UAB vs Temple Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UAB -7.5 -109 -111 64.5 -110 -110 -299 +240

    UAB Pick Insights

    • UAB has a 5-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • UAB is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of UAB’s 10 games with a set total.

    UAB Stats & Insights

    • UAB has the 30th-ranked offense this season (437.9 yards per game), and have been worse defensively, ranking 19th-worst with 419.8 yards allowed per game.
    • With 37.4 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks third-worst in the FBS, UAB has been forced to rely on their 65th-ranked offense (28.3 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • UAB ranks 45th in pass defense this year (212.9 passing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 293.6 passing yards per game.
    • With 206.9 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS, UAB has had to rely on their 83rd-ranked running game (144.3 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks worst in the FBS (51.6% third-down percentage), UAB has had more success on offense, ranking 69th in the FBS by posting a 38.8% third-down percentage.
    • With 16 forced turnovers (39th in the FBS) against 20 turnovers committed (122nd in the FBS), UAB (-4) has the 98th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Jacob Zeno has thrown for 2,595 yards (259.5 ypg) to lead UAB, completing 74.8% of his passes and recording 17 touchdown passes compared to nine interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 154 rushing yards on 78 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Brown Jr. has racked up 534 rushing yards on 120 carries, scoring nine touchdowns. He’s also added 349 yards (34.9 per game) on 35 catches with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Jacobs has been handed the ball 55 times this year and racked up 249 yards (24.9 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Tejhaun Palmer has hauled in 37 receptions for 635 yards (63.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Amare Thomas has put together a 421-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 48 passes on 59 targets.
    • Desmond Little has five sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 24 tackles.
    • UAB’s leading tackler, Jackson Bratton, has 48 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • BJ Mayes leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 27 tackles and three passes defended.

    Temple Betting Insights

    • Temple is just 2-7-0 against the spread this year.
    • Temple has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 7.5 points or more this season (0-5).
    • Five of Temple’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (55.6%).

    Temple Pick Insights

    • Temple has not been getting things done on defense, ranking 13th-worst with 435.1 total yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, compiling 363.2 total yards per contest (84th-ranked).
    • Temple has been unproductive on both offense and defense this season, ranking 23rd-worst in points (20.8 per game) and 10th-worst in points surrendered (34.9 per game).
    • With 266.7 passing yards per game on offense, Temple ranks 37th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 94th, surrendering 242 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, this season has been ugly for Temple on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging just 96.5 rushing yards per contest (11th-worst) and surrendering 193.1 rushing yards per game (eighth-worst).
    • Temple’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, surrendering a 44.3% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 71st with a 44.3% third-down rate.
    • At -18, Temple has the worst turnover margin in the FBS this season.

    Temple’s Best Players

    • E.J. Warner has thrown for 2,423 yards on 58% passing while tossing 19 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Joquez Smith, has carried the ball 68 times for 311 yards (31.1 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Darvon Hubbard has totaled 288 yards on 66 carries with two touchdowns, while also catching 22 passes for 216 yards.
    • Amad Anderson Jr. paces his squad with 478 receiving yards on 30 receptions with one touchdown.
    • David Martin-Robinson has caught 35 passes and compiled 457 receiving yards (45.7 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Zae Baines’ 29 catches (on 61 targets) have netted him 385 yards (38.5 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Diwun Black has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has five TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Jordan Magee, Temple’s leading tackler, has 75 tackles, 10 TFL, and 3.5 sacks this year.
    • Tywan Francis leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 62 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended.
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