Bulls vs. Cougars Prediction
South Florida remains unbeaten and is ranked 21st nationally as it prepares for a road test at Houston Saturday afternoon. Despite being a road underdog, can South Florida keep its strong season rolling with another victory?
Saturday, October 27, 2018
TDECU Stadium at 3:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cougars are a 7.5-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 74.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on host Houston. Check out our College Football Betting Page for the latest info.
Bulls hold on at UConn
South Florida secured a 38-30 win last weekend at home against UConn to move to 7-0 on the season. Blake Barnett finished 20-of-28 through the air for 265 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed 10 times for 78 yards and a score. Johnny Ford had a huge game on the ground with seven receptions for 164 yards and three TDs. Jordan Cronkrite had 16 rushes for 103 yards. Randall St. Felix made two catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Mekhi LaPointe had 11 tackles to pace the defense, while Nick Roberts added 10 stops.
Cougars race past Navy
Houston rolled to a 49-36 victory at Navy to improve to 7-1 on the season. D'Eriq King finished 25-of-38 through the air for 413 yards and three touchdowns, while he also rushed seven times for 56 yards and a TD. Patrick Carr had seven rushes for 45 yards and a touchdown. Marquez Stevenson rushed twice for 13 yards and a touchdown, while he also led receivers with eight catches for 141 yards. Courtney Lark had five catches for 106 and a score. Keith Corbin made six receptions for 104 yards and a TD. Romello Brooker added a 14-yard TD reception. Austin Robinson racked up 21 tackles defensively. Roman Brown had 13 tackles, while Emeki Egbule made 11 stops.
College Football Betting Trends
The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings. South Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last five games after allowing 200 or more rushing yards in its previous game.
The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on turf. Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following an ATS win.
South Florida has enjoyed a very stong season, but the spread says a lot here. The Cougars are the more talented team with a powerful offense led by the dynamic King. I expect Houston to win decisively here. Bet accordingly.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: HOUSTON -7.5