South Florida vs. Tulsa Prediction
A 5-0 start to the season has South Florida ranked 23rd nationally as it prepares for a matchup at Tulsa Friday night. Are we looking at a lower-scoring game than oddsmakers expect in this nationally televised contest?
Friday, October 12, 2018
Chapman Stadium at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 62 points. As of Wednesday morning, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting South Florida. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
South Florida wins shootout at UMass
The Bulls secured a 58-42 victory at UMass their last game to move to 5-0 on the season. South Florida led 20-14 at halftime and then opened up a 41-14 lead in the third quarter en route to the win. Blake Barnett went 17-of-24 through the air for 209 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jordan Cronkrite had a massive game on the ground with 23 carries for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Johnny Ford added nine rushes for 77 yards and two scores. Tyre McCants had four receptions for 81 yards and a TD. Nick Roberts paced the defense with 10 tackles including a TFL. Josh Black contributed two sacks, while Mike Hampton had an interception.
Tulsa sputters in fourth quarter
The Golden Hurricane kept it close through three quarters last week at Houston, but were outscored 24-3 in the fourth quarter en route to a 41-26 defeat. Seth Boomer went 13-of-31 through the air for 227 yards plus one touchdown and one interception. Corey Taylor II carried 33 times for 152 yards and a TD. Keenen Johnson made five catches for 91 yards and a score. Cooper Edmiston had 10 tackles and an interception to lead the defense. Zaven Collins also registered an interception.
College Football Betting Trends
The over is 5-0 in the last five Bulls games on Fridays. South Florida is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games after allowing 40 or more points in its previous game.
The Golden Hurricane are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. Tulsa is 0-5 ATS in its last five games following an ATS win.
I like taking unders in Tulsa games because it is always an offense that keeps the ball on the ground and keeps the clock moving no matter the situation. South Florida will be focused on a better defensive effort after getting torched last weekend, while the Golden Hurricane wants to finish stronger. I don't think we are in for a shootout here. Look for Tulsa to control the time of possession and game tempo on its home field.
PREDICTION: SOUTH FLORIDA/TULSA UNDER 62