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Week 4: Temple vs Massachusetts 9/24/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Massachusetts Minutemen (1-2) vs. Temple Owls (1-2)
September 24, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Temple Owls -9.5 / Massachusetts Minutemen +9.5; Over/Under: 44.5
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The Temple Owls and Umass Minutemen do battle Saturday afternoon in week 4 college football action at Lincoln Financial Field. The Umass Minutemen look to get to a .500 record. The Temple Owls also need a win to get to a 2-2 record.

The Umass Minutemen haven’t won a road game since October 2018. Gino Campiotti is completing 48.6 percent of his passes for 129 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. Cameron Sullivan-Brown and George Johnson III have combined for 122 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Rico Arnold has 3 receptions. The Umass Minutemen ground game is averaging 188 yards per contest, and Campiotti leads the way with 195 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Umass is allowing 33.3 points and 371 yards per game. Jalen Mackie leads the Umass Minutemen with 21 tackles, Marcus Bradley has 1 sack and Josh Wallace has 1 interception.

The Temple Owls have lost 4 of their last 5 home games. E.J. Warner is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 388 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jose Bardon and Adonicas Sanders have combined for 307 receiving yards on 28 catches, while Jordan Smith has 6 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 86.7 yards per contest, and Edward Saydee leads the way with 98 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Temple is allowing 20 points and 270.3 yards per game. Jordan Magee leads the Temple Owls with 21 tackles, Layton Jordan has 4.5 sacks and Dominick Hill has 2 pass deflections.

The Minutemen are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Owls are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Minutemen last 14 games in September. The under is 9-4 in Owls last 13 games on grass.

The Temple Owls aren’t world beaters by any means, and I’m not thrilled to lay chalk with them regardless of opponent. However, oddsmakers are telling you just how terrible the Umass Minutemen are with this line. UMass does nothing well on either side of the ball, and it’s gotten rocked in two games against decent teams. At least Temple took Rutgers down to the wire last week, which was encouraging. It’s Temple or pass for me. UMass is just that bad.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Temple Owls -9.5

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