Miami football at Temple: Week 4 Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under

OCT, 15, 2005; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2005 Howard Smith
OCT, 15, 2005; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2005 Howard Smith /

The Miami football team will conclude its 2023 non-conference schedule at Temple on Saturday with a 3:30 PM kickoff time on ESPN 2. Miami attempts to finish its non-conference schedule 4-0. Temple brings a 2-1 record into the game on Saturday. Miami is 2-1 versus the spread in 2023 and Temple is 1-2.

Miami defeated Miami (Ohio) 38-3 as a 16.5-point favorite, beat Texas A&M 48-33 as a 2.5-point underdog and won 48-7 over Bethune-Cookman last week as a 52.5-point favorite. Temple beat Akron 24-21 as a 9.5-point favorite, lost to Rutgers 36-7 as a 7.5-point underdog and beat Norfolk State 41-9 as a 31.5-point favorite.

Miami has been a far better play against the spread in 2023 after finishing 2-10 versus the number in 2022. The Hurricanes have been an interesting play versus the total this season. Miami has the 11th-best offense in the country averaging 44.7 points per game in 2023. Miami is 67th allowing 26.8 PPG.

Temple is 94th averaging 24.0 PPG and 64th allowing 22,0 PPG. Those numbers were inflated offensively and defensively by the 32-point win over FCS Norfolk State. Temple barely defeated Akron who is the worst-ranked team in the ESPN Football Power Index and were blown out by Rutgers who is 46th.

Miami football at Temple Odds, Spread and Total

The Miami football team is a 23.5-point favorite on Saturday at Temple per FanDuel. Miami is listed at -115 for the spread and Temple is -105 by FanDuel. The moneyline lists Miami as a prohibitive favorite at -2500. Temple is Temple +1100 in the money line. Miami should win the game, but that’s a $2.08 return on a $2 bet.

Miami football at Temple Betting Trends

  • Miami is 3-0 versus the spread this season
  • Two of Miami’s three games been under the total
  • Temple is 1-2 versus the spread this season.
  • All three Temple games have been under the total

Miami at Temple: How to Watch and listen

Saturday, September 23, 2023, 3:30 PM ET | ESPN2
Philadelphia, Pa., Lincoln Financial Field (67,594)

Television (ESPN2)
• Lowell Galindo (play by play)
• Kirk Morrison (color)
• Stormy Buonantony (sideline)

Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)
• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)
• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)
• Josh Darrow (sideline)

Spanish Radio (americaradio 1260)
• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)
• Jose Martinez (color)

Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com

Watch on FuboTV

#20/#21 MIAMI HURRICANES (3-0, 0-0 ACC)
HEAD COACH: Mario Cristobal (Miami, 1993) | CAREER: 70-67 (12th season) | AT MIAMI: 8-7 (second)

TEMPLE OWLS (2-1, 0-0 AAC)
HEAD COACH: Stan Drayton (Allegheny College, 1993) | CAREER: 5-10 (second season) | AT TEMPLE: 5-10 (second)

Miami at Temple: Key Players to Watch

Temple quarterback E.J. Warner, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt, is completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 760 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Warner gets the ball out quickly. Dante Wright leads Temple with 16 receptions for 185 yards and one touchdown.

Miami wide receivers Jacolby George, Isaiah Horton, Xavier Restrepo and Colbie Young should be able to get behind the Temple defense. Expect Miami to set up the pass with running backs Ajay Allen, Don Chaney and Henry Parrish on the ground. Temple is suspect versus the run and their pass defense has allowed long completions.

What to watch for Miami at Temple

Weather is expected to have a huge influence on Saturday afternoon in Philadephia. The Weather Channel is projecting up to a half inch of rain. Defense and the running game will be critical. Miami is 39th nationally averaging 189.00 rushing yards per game. Temple is 89th averaging 139.67 rushing yards per game.

Miami has been exceptional allowing 60.33 rushing yards per game which ranks eighth nationally. The Hurricanes are 10th allowing 2.15 yards per carry. Temple is 96th allowing 152.67 rushing yards per game and 73rd allowing 3.85 YPC. Miami should have success running against Temple.

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Miami at Temple Prediction and Pick

Miami could be slowed offensively on Saturday by the weather more than the Temple defense. The projection of the success completing long passes will be hampered in a rain storm. If the rain occurs as expected, Miami should win easily, but covering the 23.5 on the road could be difficult. Take Temple and the under.