Opening college football betting lines at sportsbooks have the Temple Owls as 17.5-point underdogs with the total points at 44 when they host Rutgers at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 17
Rutgers (2-0) covered a huge 48 point spread by beating Wagner 66-7 last week. Temple is coming off a 30-14 win over Lafayette of the FCS and eked out a cover (-13.5).
Temple announced on Monday that freshman quarterback E.J. Warner will get the start against Rutgers in the homecoming game. Next week, Rutgers hosts Iowa for its Big Ten season opener.
Temple, Rutgers and college football odds and spreads are available now at Pennsylvania sports betting apps.
Rutgers vs. Temple betting lines and preview
Rutgers vs. Temple betting preview
- Rutgers beat Temple 61-14 last year. The Scarlet Knights were favored by 14.5.
- Rutgers 2-0 ATS; Temple 0-2 ATS
- Rutgers 1-1 O/U; Tem 1-1 O/U
- Rutgers 44 avg points for; Temple 15 avg points for
- Rutgers 14 avg points against; Temple 22 avg points against
Players to watch for Rutgers
- Noah Vedral: The sixth year senior quarterback got hurt in training camp and has yet play. On if Vedral will play against the Owls, Rutgers coach Greg Sciano said, “it’s all going to depend on Tuesday and Wednesday, how fast he progresses.”
- The ground game: Through two games, Rutgers is seventh in the country in rushing yards per game. They ran for 328 against Wagner and 212 against Boston College.
- Robert Longerbeam: The sophomore defensive back has two interceptions early in the season.
Players to watch for Temple
- E.J. Warner: The son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner took over for D’Wan Mathis in the second quarter and threw for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns. He will get the start against Rutgers.
- Rushing attach: Three running backs each got double-digit carries against Lafayette.
- De’Von Fox: The sophomore wide receiver had three punt blocks against Lafayette. Two set up Owls touchdowns and one forced a safety.
Rutgers vs. Temple betting insights
College football bettors outside of the Northeast might not know where Temple or Rutgers are located. However, it is attracting interest in Philadelphia, especially at the BetRivers Sportsbook at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.
How to bet on college football in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Pennsylvania has 14 legal and regulated sports betting apps. You can bet on college football in various ways such as:
- Live/in-game betting
- 1st half spread, moneyline, total,
Player props for college football are not offered at Pennsylvania sportsbooks.
If you are in New Jersey, you can not bet on the Rutgers vs. Temple game. Betting on Rutgers any other any NJ college team is illegal under New Jersey’s sports betting rules.
How to watch Rutgers vs. Temple football
- What: Rutgers vs. Temple
- When: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field
- TV: Stream Only
- Online livestream: ESPN +
- Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN FM)
College Football Odds at PA Sportsbooks
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