The North Carolina meet up with the Temple Owls in the Military Bowl.
|Date:||Friday December 27, 2019|
|Time:||at 12:00 PM (EST)|
Military Bowl, Annapolis, Maryland
|Odds/Point Spread:||North Carolina Tarheels vs Temple Owls(+6.5)|
CONSENSUSFROM 248 PREDICTIONS
|56%||UNC||75% over 53|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|6-6 (1-1 ATS) this season||8-4 (1-0 ATS) this season|
|North Carolina are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.||Temple are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.|
|North Carolina are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.||Temple are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.|
|North Carolina are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in December.||Temple are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.|
|North Carolina o/u is 2-3 the last 10 games||Temple are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Temple’s last 7 games played in December.|
|Temple are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games played on a Friday.|
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
Temple Owls Injuries
|Brandon Fritts (Knee) is out indefinitely||Matt Hennessy (Undisclosed) is questionable Friday vs North Carolina|
|Patrice Rene (ACL) is out for season||Benny Walls (Upper Body) is questionable Friday vs North Carolina|
|Jace Ruder (Lower Body) is OUT Friday vs Temple|
North Carolina Tar Heels
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North Carolina Tarheels
The North Carolina Tarheels dominated their contention match against North Carolina State, destroying the Wolfpack 41-10 to dominate their 6th match of the period to get bowl qualified at 6-6. Sanctuary beat UConn 49-17 to improve to 8-4 on the season.
In charge of the North Carolina offense is green bean Sam Howell who has been great this season as a first year recruit tossing for more than 3300 yards and 35 touchdowns which positions fourth in the NCAA. Howell has just tossed 7 capture attempts this season. Driving the Tarheel hurrying assault is junior Michael Carter who has scrambled for 919 yards and 3 touchdowns this season and reinforcement Javonte Williams included 848 yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
North Carolina midpoints 31.2 points per game positioning 49th in the NCAA in points per game and permits 24.6 points which positions 51st in the country. A parity hostile and protective assault in the ACC will have the Tarheels arranged to take on American gathering adversary.
North Carolina has been fruitful with new mentor Mack Brown and will hope to add another bowl win to his celebrated profession. North Carolina has a brilliant future with first year recruit quarterback Sam Howell however aren’t exactly prepared to make the hop into the highest point of the ACC. Temple has played a moderately decent calendar and will hope to get to 9 wins just because since 2016.
The Temple Owls will deal with their business and wins through and through as dark horse. Last score expectation, Temple Owls 27 North Carolina 21.
Temple enters this game with a solid 8-4 record as it has won three of its last four games. The Owls also enter this game on a high note after defeating UConn in its last regular season game by 32 points. Temple’s regular season was good enough to get it a berth in the Military Bowl where the program has struggled in the past. The Owls have already made two appearances in this bowl game and they have yet to record a victory. Now, the Owls will hope that the third time is the charm as they will be looking for their ninth win of the season on Friday. Luckily, this will be the fifth straight season that Temple has played in a bowl game so it should be quite comfortable in this environment.
Temple is driven by junior quarterback Anthony Russo who has tossed for 2733 yards and 21 touchdowns yet tossed 11 block attempts this year. Driving the hurrying assault is green bean Re’mahn Davis who has scrambled for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Owls and reinforcement Jager Gardner has included 585 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Temple midpoints just 27.4 points per game positioning 76th in the country however permits just 23.5 which is great to rank 42nd in the NCAA. Notwithstanding being in the American meeting, Temple had the option to knock off positioned Memphis and beat the main ACC adversary they confronted this season, the Georgia Tech Golden Jackets.
Temple’s defense has been very solid so far this season. The Owls are allowing 23.50 points per game which ranks 42nd in the nation. In addition, the Owls are allowing 364.8 yards per game which ranks 47th in the nation. Temple’s defense has also excelled at scoring points as it has recorded three defensive touchdowns which is tied for 11th in the nation.
Pick: Temple Owls +5.5