After shocking Vanderbilt 37-7 in Week 1 the Temple Owls return home to face the Navy Midshipmen as 3-point underdogs on the college football betting lines at the sportsbooks this week.
The Midshipmen are coming off a 34-17 loss to Ohio State, a game they entered as 13.5-point underdogs. Navy was strong on the ground, amassing 370 rushing yards against the Buckeyes, but their total of 20 passing yards is a major concern.
Navy will be hard-pressed to duplicate those rushing numbers against the Owls, who allowed just 54 rushing yards while forcing seven Commodore turnovers.
Temple are just 4-15 SU in their last 19 overall, but are a strong 8-1 ATS in their last nine games. If they contain Navy’s ground game, Temple could lay claim to their first three-game winning streak since 2011.
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Oregon hope to extend their home winning streak to 11 against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. The oddsmakers at Bodog peg the Ducks as 12-point favorites over the Spartans, which is the 14th consecutive game in which they have been double-digit favorites.
While Oregon have enjoyed success SU, they are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games and have failed to cover in three of their last four home games.
Conversely, the Spartans have been road beasts, 10-1 SU and 10-0-1 ATS in their last 11 away games, including a pair of outright wins as road dogs last season.
This game will feature a showdown between gunslinger QBs who combined for seven TDs in Week 1. However, the key to victory for the Spartans may be the ground game, which the Ducks were not able to stop in their two 2013 losses, to Stanford and Arizona.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are pegged as 4-point road favorites over Boston College in a revival of an old Big East rivalry.
The Panthers barely broke a sweat in their 62-0 Week 1 win over Delaware, amassing 501 yards, including 409 on the ground, while holding the overmatched Blue Hens to just 57 total yards.
Things will get tougher against the Eagles, who are 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games at home. Led by dual-threat QB Tyler Murphy, who threw for 173 yards and a TD while rushing for 118 yards and another TD in last week’s 30-7 win over Massachusetts, the Eagles are a strong bet as home dogs against a Panthers team that has failed to win on the road by more than three points since 2012.