[7:03 PM] Temple @ Connecticut

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Temple: Wins By Double Digits

@ Connecticut: Wins or Single Digit Loss


Current odds:

Temple (-9.5): (TBD)

Connecticut (+9.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Connecticut as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Temple to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Temple by 10 points.

There was a time last month when Temple had to question if it would even gain bowl eligibility this season. However, three straight wins have the Owls flying high heading into Friday’s road date with Connecticut.

The Owls are led by running backs Jahad Thomas and Ryquell Armstead, the only tandem in the nation with double-digit touchdowns. Thomas (nine rushing scores and three receiving TDs) had scored exactly two TDs in six straight games before getting blanked by Cincinnati, although he did rack up a season-high 151 yards on the ground. Armstead was limited to 61 yards on 18 attempts against the Bearcats – one week after running for a career-high 210 yards – but plunged into the end zone twice versus Cincinnati, giving him 11 rushing scores on the year.

The Huskies were embarrassed by an East Carolina team that entered with a 2-5 record, dropping last week’s contest 41-3. The Pirates’ Zay Jones had one more reception (19) than the entire UConn squad, although Huskies wideout Noel Thomas delivered a solid performance with seven catches for 135 yards. Huskies quarterback Bryant Shirreffs has not thrown a touchdown pass in his last two games and hasn’t completed more than 60 percent of his passes in a game since Week 2.

Temple DL Avery Ellis has blocked a punt in each of the last two games.

Owls QB Philip Walker has not thrown an interception in the last two games after tossing 10 picks in the first seven contests.

Temple has outscored UConn 131-71 in the last five matchups.


StreakSmarts Pick: Connecticut: Wins or Single Digit Loss

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick