Notre Dame at Temple - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) at Temple Owls (7-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Temple Owls +10.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Temple Owls meet Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for their second road win to improve to 7-1 on the season. DeShone Kizer is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Kizer has five passing touchdowns in his last three games. Will Fuller and Chris Brown have combined for 1,057 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while C.J. Prosise has 18 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 234.5 yards per contest, and Prosise leads the way with 922 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 22.6 points and 370.3 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Fighting Irish with 56 tackles, Cole Luke has two interceptions and Romeo Okwara has three sacks.
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The Temple Owls look to remain unbeaten by getting their first win over a ranked team. P.J. Walker is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,314 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Walker has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Robby Anderson and Jahad Thomas have combined for 592 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ventell Bryant has 20 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 148.8 yards per contest, and Thomas leads the way with 822 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 14.6 points and 307.7 yards per game. Tyler Matakevich leads the Owls with 65 tackles, Sean Chandler has two interceptions and Nate D. Smith has 6.5 sacks. Sharif Finch and Will Hayes are questionable.
The Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
I picked Temple to win the AAC before the season and am probably higher on the Owls than anybody. I think Temple can win this game outright, as the defense is no joke. Give me the points.