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Temple vs. Maryland - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Maryland Terrapins at Temple Owls
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Temple Owls +7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBSSN
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Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland Terrapins and Temple Owls meet Saturday in college football action at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Maryland Terrapins look to build on last weeks win over Syracuse with their first road victory. The Maryland Terrapins have lost their last four road games. Josh Jackson is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 541 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Jackson has 12 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Dontay Demus Jr. and Darryl Jones have combined for 252 receiving yards and two touchdowns while DJ Turner has three receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 335.5 yards per contest, and Jake Funk leads the way with 173 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 10 points and 234 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Maryland Terrapins with 13 tackles, Keandre Jones has 3.5 sacks and Jordan Mosley has one interception.

The Temple Owls are fresh off a bye week and are 1-0 after a 44-point win over Bucknell. The Temple Owls have won their last five home games. Anthony Russo is completing 78 percent of his passes for 409 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Russo has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last nine games. Branden Mack and Jaden Blue have combined for 247 receiving yards and one touchdown while Travon Williams has one reception. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 188 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 60 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Temple is allowing 12 points and 211 yards per game. DaeSean Winston leads the Temple Owls with six tackles, Ifeanyi Maijeh has one sack and Khris Banks has one pass deflection.

The Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AAC and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten and 38-18 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Terrapins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Temple and the road team is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 games overall.

The Maryland Terrapins have only been road favorites five times since 2016, so while they seem to be much improved, this is foreign territory for the Terps. The Temple Owls have covered 11 of their last 14 games as home underdogs, and six of those covers restyled in outright victories. Maryland looks impressive and that beatdown of Syracuse should have grabbed everyones attention. However, Temple is usually really good at home, its a physical team in the trenches and the Owls have had an extra week to prepare. This is also a potential letdown spot for a Maryland team that's not used to big victories. I wouldn't be shocked if Maryland takes care of business, but the value is with the free touchdown and the home team.

Pick:
Temple Owls +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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