| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | TEMPLE OWLS VS. AKRON ZIPS

The fans at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium will be treated to a game between the Temple Owls and the Akron Zips when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers opened the Owls as -4.5-point favorites versus the Zips, while the game's total opened at 50.5.

Akron lost its last outing, a 60-10 result against Tigers on September 04. Akron failed to cover in that game as a +37.5-point underdog, while the 70 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Temple was a 61-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Scarlet Knights. They failed to cover the +14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors.

Temple:

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS

Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Akron:

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS

Akron is 3-16 ATS in its last 19 games

Akron is 1-23 SU in its last 24 games

Akron is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:

Temple home to Boston College Saturday, September 18

Akron home to Bryant Saturday, September 18

Temple has covered just once in its last five games entering Saturday, while Akron has failed to cover in 16 of 19 since Tom Arth took over the program. The Owls are favored by 6.5 points in the latest Temple vs. Akron odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 52.5. Before entering any Akron vs. Temple picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Two struggling teams will look to get back in the win column on Saturday afternoon when the Temple Owls visit the Akron Zips at InfoCision Stadium. Temple was obliterated 61-14 on Saturday by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as a 14-point road underdog to begin its 2021 campaign. Akron also didn't have much of a chance in its season opener, a 60-10 road loss to the No. 25 Auburn Tigers as a huge 37-point underdog over the weekend.

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The Temple Owls come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Owls faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 61-14. D'Wan Mathis connected on 8/24 with 148 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 76.8 and ended the game with 1 interception. Edward Saydee was the rushing leader for the Owls with 12 totes for 57 yds (4.8 yds per carry). Overall, they ran 63 plays which gave them 261 yds. The Temple Owls rushed the ball a total of 36 times and totaled 113 yards, which is an average of 3.1 yds per carry. In the running game, the Owls gave up 220 yards on 51 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yds per rush allowed. Temple allowed 16 pass completions on 29 tries for 145 yds, and a completion rate of 55.2%.

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KEY INJURIES

Temple Injuries

D'Wan Mathis QB 9/6 Ankle OUT Mathis is sidelined due to an ankle injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.

David Martin-Robinson TE 9/6 Shoulder OUT Martin-Robinson is out of commission for an extended period due to a shoulder injury.

Iverson Clement RB 9/5 Personal QUESTIONABLE Clement missed the last game while tending to a personal matter, leaving his status for Saturday's contest versus Akron unknown.

Akron Injuries

Name Pos Updated Injury Status Details

Teon Dollard RB 8/17 Suspension OUT Dollard is serving an indefinite suspension due to an off-field incident, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

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