An American Athletic battle is on tap between the Memphis Tigers and the Temple Owls at noon ET on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial. Memphis is 2-1 overall and 2-0 at home, while Temple is 1-1 overall and 0-1 on the road. The two programs became conference rivals when the AAC was formed and this will be their sixth head-to-head meeting. The Tigers hold the 3-2 edge all-time in the series.
However, it's been Temple that has dominated the series from a betting perspective, going a perfect 5-0 against the spread against Memphis. The Tigers are favored by 13.5-points in the latest Memphis vs. Temple odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 70. Before entering any Temple vs. Memphis picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Memphis vs. Temple spread: Memphis -13.5
- Memphis vs. Temple over-under: 70 points
- Memphis vs. Temple money line: Memphis -500, Temple +400
What you need to know about Memphis
It was a tight matchup that could have gone either way, but Memphis made off with a 50-49 win over UCF last Saturday. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 27-14 deficit. QB Brady White went supernova for Memphis as he passed for six TDs and 486 yards on 50 attempts, in addition to rushing for one TD and 30 yards.
The third-year starter has now passed for 1,062 yards and 13 touchdowns this season and has thrown just three interceptions. However, Memphis has balance as well, as Rodrigues Clark has rushed for 315 yards and backup Kylan Watkins has rushed for 184 yards, while adding eight catches for 67 yards.
What you need to know about Temple
Speaking of close games: it was a close one, but on Saturday the Owls sidestepped the South Florida Bulls for a 39-37 victory. Temple relied on the efforts of QB Anthony Russo, who passed for four TDs and 270 yards on 42 attempts, and WR Jadan Blue, who snatched two receiving TDs. And even though the Temple defense has been tagged for 68 points in the first two games, the Owls are allowing just 311.5 yards per game and only 4.6 yards per play.
In addition, Temple is 14-5 in its last 19 games against an opponent from the AAC. Meanwhile, Memphis is just 1-5 against the spread in its last six games.
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