[8:02 PM] Temple @ Memphis

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Temple: Wins or Single Digit Loss

@ Memphis: Wins By Double Digits


Current odds:

Temple Owls (+10.0): (TBD)

Memphis Tigers (-10.0): (TBD)


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

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

The line for this game is Memphis by 10 points.

Fresh off its first loss of the season, host Memphis aims to regroup Thursday against resurgent Temple when the Owls visit the Tigers in an American Athletic Conference game. Memphis outscored its opponents 155-27 during a 3-0 start, but struggled in a 20-point loss at Ole Miss last week in its final non-conference tune-up.

Sophomore tailback Ryquell Armstead ran for two touchdowns for the second straight game and finished with 159 rushing yards against SMU. Senior Jahad Thomas also had a pair of rushing scores – his third straight game with two rushing TDs – as he continues to work his way back from a hand injury that sidelined him for the first two games of the season. After recording a career-high 10 tackles against SMU, sophomore defensive back Delvon Randall will need to be at his best once again versus a Memphis squad averaging 45.8 points – sixth-best in the nation.

The Tigers allowed a total of 10 points in their previous two games before surrendering 48 to Ole Miss, and now must contend with an Owls squad that has defeated them in two of the last three seasons. Memphis needs Riley Ferguson to have a bounce back game after the junior threw three interceptions without a touchdown pass last week – a stark contrast to his eight touchdowns and zero picks over the previous two outings. Wide receiver Anthony Miller had 157 total yards and a touchdown against the Rebels, while fellow junior Doroland Dorceus rushed for a score for the fourth straight game.

Memphis K Jake Elliott needs one point to tie DeAngelo Williams (362) for second place in school history and eight points to match Stephen Gostkowski (369) for top spot in the Tigers’ record books.

The Tigers have not returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 233 consecutive games – the longest active streak in the FBS.

Owls K Austin Jones is 8-for-8 in field goals (long of 45) and 21-for-21 on extra points this season.

StreakSmarts Pick: Temple Owls Wins or Single Digit Loss

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick