To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the Temple Owls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats.
Free Football Picks: Temple Owls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Friday, October 11th, 8:30 ET
Location: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Week 7 Betting Odds: Cincinnati -21 (50.5)
Temple vs. Cincinnati Live TV Coverage: ESPN
The Bearcats and the Owls seem to be on two different planets right now. Cincinnati, in spite of its inexplicable loss last week to the South Florida Bulls, still seems poised to challenge for the first ever AAC title this year, while Temple is just hoping to win a game somewhere along the way. The Bearcats have a great defense that looked horrid last week and an offense that can move the football with QB Brendon Kay but is struggling to score touchdowns at times. Temple… well, Temple is just a wreck on both sides of the ball, and there doesn’t seem to be much of anything that can be done about it.
That being said, we really like Temple in this game. The Owls don’t have the best history of playing against the Bearcats, but they do have a good history of keeping games relatively close of late. Yes, they were favored against both the Idaho Vandals and the Fordham Rams, but both games could have gone the other way, and that could have changed the course of the season. Remember that Temple also hung within 23 of the Louisville Cardinals last week, and though that wouldn’t be good enough to cover that number that is on the board right now, a similar effort would probably get the job done and keep the Bearcats away from the spread. Temple is very sharp on Friday night, and in a primetime game where there is going to be a lot of betting action, we know that we want the sharp side.
Temple vs. Cincinnati Pick: Temple Owls +21
Temple @ Cincinnati Score Prediction: Cincinnati 27 – Temple 10