|2013 College Football Week 5 Odds & Spread: Miami vs. South Florida|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:00|
Miami vs. South Florida Odds
Miami is 3-0 on the season, 2-1 against the spread and playing in its first road game. South Florida is 0-3 on the season, 0-2 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Miami has won four of its last five against USF.
Trends show that the road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings between these two and the two teams have hit the under in their last five meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Miami is the favorite on the road, as the Hurricanes have odds of -19.5 points against USF. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Miami favored by 18.5 points. The spread was never lower than that and is currently at its peak with Miami favored by 19.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 48.5 points.
Miami is off to a 3-0 start thanks to a 77-7 win over Savannah State last week. The Hurricanes are currently posting 44 points per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to just 9.7 points per contest. Duke Johnson has rushed for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offense while quarterback Stephen Morris has thrown for 404 yards and four touchdowns.
South Florida is struggling to start the year, as the Bulls fell to 0-3 with a 28-10 loss to Florida Atlantic two weeks ago. USF is giving up 34 points per game defensively, while the offense is scoring 12.3 points per game, which ranks 121st in the country. The offense is being led by Marcus Shaw, who has rushed for 398 yards on 57 carries with one touchdown.
In terms of Injuries, Miami receiver Rashawn Scott is questionable for the game due to a shoulder injury. USF offensive lineman Thor Jozwiak (heart) and tight end Tye Turner (neck) are both questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Miami, as the Hurricanes are getting 84% of the wagers with a point spread of -19.5 against South Florida on Saturday.