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AAC: Navy vs Temple 10/29/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Temple Owls (2-5) vs. Navy Midshipmen (2-5)
October 29, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -13.5 / Temple Owls +13.5; Over/Under: 39.5
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The Navy Midshipmen and Temple Owls square off Saturday in week 9 AAC college football action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Temple Owls look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The Navy Midshipmen need a win to rebound from a 2-5 record.

The Temple Owls have lost 7 straight road games. E.J. Warner is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,236 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Jose Bardon and Adonicas Sanders have combined for 836 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Amad Anderson Jr. has 16 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 79.7 yards per contest, and Edward Saydee leads the way with 229 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Temple is allowing 25.7 points and 357.2 yards per game. Jordan Magee leads the Temple Owls with 45 tackles, Layton Jordan has 6.5 sacks and Alex Odom has 1 interception.

The Navy Midshipmen have lost 6 of their last 7 home games. Tai Lavatai is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 787 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Jayden Umbarger and Vincent Terrell Jr. have combined for 437 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Mark Walker has 9 receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 255.2 yards per contest, and Daba Fofana leads the way with 425 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 24.2 points and 364.3 yards per game. John Marshall leads the Navy Midshipmen with 50 tackles, Jacob Busic has 5 sacks and Tyler Fletcher has 1 interception.

The Owls are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Midshipmen are 11-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Owls last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Midshipmen last 7 conference games. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Navy and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings.

It’s quite clear the Temple Owls aren’t a good football team, but I’m wondering what Navy has done to be laying double-digit chalk. The Navy Midshipmen haven’t had much success either, their offense is 104th in scoring and playing at home hasn’t helped much dating back to last season. Again, Temple is awful, but it takes more than that for me to jump on the other side. If forced to pick, give me Temple and the points, but there’s certainly better options out there.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Temple Owls +13.5

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