Tulsa vs. Temple Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 8

Oct 13, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA; Temple Owls quarterback E.J. Warner (13) throws a pass during
Oct 13, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA; Temple Owls quarterback E.J. Warner (13) throws a pass during / Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Two AAC foes meet on Friday night in a battle of two struggling teams.

Last time we saw Temple, it allowed 56 straight points to UCF to lose 70-13, another blemish to its poor start to the season. The Owls welcome Tulsa off its bye week.

Tulsa was last seen allowing 53 points to Navy on the road. Can the visitors bounce back off a bye week, or will their defensive struggles continue on Friday night?

Here are the odds for this primetime AAC meeting:

Tulsa vs. Temple Odds, Spread and Total

Tulsa vs. Temple Betting Trends

  • Both teams are 3-3 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • Temple is 3-0 ATS at home this season
  • Tulsa is 1-3 ATS as a favorite this season
  • Temple is 1-3 ATS as an underdog this season
  • Tulsa is 4-0 to the OVER as a favorite this season

Tulsa vs. Temple Prediction and Pick

I can't trust this Tulsa team to lay double digits on the road, even against a listless Temple offense. The Owls defense may have allowed 70 points to UCF on the road last week, but their defense is actually the most reliable unit on the field.

Tulsa's offensive and defensive lines will cause issues for them to put away this game. The team has allowed 23 sacks this season (118th nationally) and is outside the top 100 in yards per carry. The Temple defense is fantastic in the trenches, 11th in sacks 38th in success rate allowed.

The Golden Hurricane are more of a pass happy offense, but they will be playing from behind the sticks against an Owls offense that is top 20 in success rate allowed on passes this season.

Meanwhile, Temple will be able to control the rock and cover the double digit spread with Tulsa's porous defensive line that is 83rd in yards per play allowed and bottom 20 in sacks and yards per carry.

Temple's offense showed flashes early in the game against UCF, it was 14-13 Knights before the game was blown open, but Tulsa doesn't have the defense to generate enough stops to go on the road and win with margin.

Plug your nose and take the home dog on Friday night.