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Independence Bowl Game Info

Duke Blue Devils (7-5) vs. Temple Owls (8-4)

Date: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 p.m EST

Location: Independence Stadium – Shreveport, LA

Independence Bowl Betting Info

All betting odds, lines and props via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Moneyline: DUKE: (+165) | TEM: (-195)

Spread: DUKE: +4 (-115) | TEM: -4 (-105)

Total: 55 | Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: DUKE: (54%) | TEM: (46%)

Independence Bowl Betting Trends & Stats

- The Independence Bowl marks the first time these two programs will play against one another.

- Duke went 6-6 ATS this season but went 5-0 ATS as underdogs.

- Temple was tied for 10th best in the nation at 8-4 ATS this season and a respectable 5-3 ATS when favored to win.

- This is Duke's 14th all-time bowl appearance and sixth in the past seven years, but it is their first trip to the Belk Bowl.

- Duke owns a 5-8 record in bowls all-time and won their only bowl game against an AAC opponent. 

 -This will be Temple's eighth bowl appearance and a program-best fourth consecutive trip to a bowl game. 

-Temple is 3-4 all-time in bowls and lost their only bowl against an ACC opponent.

Each Team's Best Win

- Duke: vs. Northwestern Wildcats (21-7) - Oct. 6

- Temple: vs. No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats (24-17) - Sep. 8

Independence Bowl Prop Bets

All  Independence Bowl prop bets and odds are available here via FanDuel Sportsbook.

- Home Team (Temple) Total Points: Over 29 – Temple put up 40 or more points in three of its last four games, including putting up 40 on No. 8 UCF. Duke, meanwhile, gave up 35 points or more in three of its final four games, including a 59-7 loss to Wake Forest in its season finale. 


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