Temple Owls (1-0) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-0)
Temple Owls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9/9/23 – Two teams with 1-0 records, the Temple Owls and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, are set to lock horns on September 9th, 2023, at SHI Stadium. Both teams come into this clash riding high on opening-week victories. For the Owls and the Knights, this game serves as a proving ground to solidify their early season promise and set the tone for the remainder of the campaign. The matchup promises to be a compelling one, not just because of the fresh W-L standings but also due to historical rivalries and current key players who are set to make an impact.
The Temple Owls boast talent, particularly in their key players like running back Darvon Hubbard. With 10 rushing attempts, Hubbard has managed to secure 35 yards, showcasing a modest but potentially impactful 3.5 yards per attempt. On the receiving end, Dante Wright stands out with 7 receptions for 71 yards, averaging 10.1 yards per catch. Although Wright hasn’t found the end zone yet, his 19-yard long reception demonstrates his big-play capability and deep threat.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights counter with their own set of skilled individuals. Running back Kyle Monangai has put up 49 rushing yards off 14 attempts, equating to 3.5 yards per rush and a rushing touchdown. Receiver Isaiah Washington has made 4 receptions for 36 yards, although he hasn’t found paydirt yet. However, his 9 yards per reception indicate that he can be a reliable option for chain-moving plays. Check out our free latest NCAA Football picks for more insights.
Temple Owls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
E.J. Warner QB vs. Gavin Wimsatt QB
The quarterback matchup promises to be a fascinating one. E.J. Warner of Temple has a passer rating of 120.7, built on 28 completions from 49 attempts and 292 passing yards. Notably, Warner has thrown for 2 touchdowns without any interceptions and has been efficient under the pocket, taking zero sacks so far.
On the other hand, Rutgers’ Gavin Wimsatt offers a slightly lower passer rating of 117.2. He has completed 17 of 29 passes for 163 yards, which equates to a 58.6% completion rate. Wimsatt has recorded a single passing touchdown and zero interceptions, identical to Warner in terms of turnover management. Interestingly, he too has avoided being sacked. While both have similar stats, Warner’s higher passing yards and touchdown count suggest a more aggressive style, which could be the deciding factor in this game.
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -330, Total Odds: 44.5
Considering the betting odds, Temple Owls come with a spread of +8.5 and a moneyline of +275. On the other side, Rutgers are -8.5 in the spread and -330 in the moneyline. Given the home advantage and recent historical matchups, Rutgers appears to be the safer bet.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
Temple has an impressive 5-2 Against The Spread (ATS) record in their last 7 games. However, their 4-16 SU in their last 20 games paints a less optimistic picture. Specifically, their track record against Rutgers (0-6 SU) and on the road (0-9 SU) indicates that the Owls might be up against steep odds.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
Rutgers has a less appealing 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games but holds a superior head-to-head record against Temple. The Knights are 5-2 SU in their last 7 home games against the Owls, and the total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 meetings, suggesting a potential low-scoring affair.
Temple Owls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9/9/23 Betting Picks
After a thorough analysis of player statistics, betting odds, and historical trends, the data points toward a Rutgers Scarlet Knights win over the Temple Owls in their upcoming matchup. Although both teams enter the game with 1-0 records, Rutgers has the home-field advantage and a dominating historical record against Temple. Betting trends favor Rutgers as well, especially given Temple’s poor recent road performance. While the quarterback matchup is competitive, Rutgers’ overall consistency and Temple’s struggles on the road make Rutgers the more reliable pick. Accounting for these elements, it’s reasonable to expect Rutgers not only to win but also to cover the -8.5 spread. The predicted score, based on these factors, is Rutgers 27, Temple 17. For more insights, check out our guaranteed sports picks today.
Free Pick and Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights will win 27-17.