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Temple vs. Memphis Sportsbook and Sports Handicapper Official Preview

Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Temple vs. Memphis is part of the Thursday night football betting along with Cardinals-49ers in the NFL and Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech, also on the gridiron. Memphis is -10 with a total of 59. It opened up the Tigers laying 9.5 with an over-under of 60.5. Sportsbooks have taken 63 percent of the ATS bets on chalk Memphis with 57 percent on the over.

Temple is 4-1 against the spread, covering their last four, but is playing just their second road game. They enter having gone over three straight. Memphis is 2-2 in the back pocket and also has split the four games totals wise. Memphis is playing their fourth home game already.

The Owls have a slightly below average running attack, but average 7.4 yards per pass to teams that permit an average of 6.7. On defense, they have excelled allowing 3.8 yards per rush teams normally allowing 4.1, 5.8 yards per pass to 6.4 and 4.6 yards per play to 5.0.

Memphis is also below average moving the ball on the ground, but pass for 8.6 yards per pass to squads generally permitting just 7.5 and 6.4 yards per play to 5.9. Memphis allows teams to exceed their normal yards per rush by .4, but holds foes to .9 yards per pass below their normal average.

Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): Temple is 9-1 on field turn, 35-15 after allowing 100 yards rushing in their previous contest. Memphis is 12-26 after accumulating more than 280 yards passing previous game.

Totals angles: Temple over five straight to teams with a winning record. Memphis under 17-6 to teams with a winning record.

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