Houston vs. South Florida Total Pick
Will Houston and South Florida combine to score enough points to push the total over for bettors on Saturday afternoon?
Who: Houston (4-3) at South Florida (7-0)
When: 3:45PM ET, Saturday, October 28
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 56.5 points after hitting the board at 59.5. As for the spread, South Florida opened as a 10.5-point home favorite but is now an 11-point favorite at the majority of online sportsbooks.
HOUSTON: Senior quarterback Kyle Postma completed 29-of-40 passes for 315 yards with a touchdown and interception in a 42-38 loss to Memphis on Thursday. Postma also rushed for 49 yards on eight carries. For most of this game, Postma was excellent, showing accuracy on his intermediate throws and finding talented players like Linell Bonner and Steven Dunbar early and often. Unfortunately, he made two critical turnovers on the final two drives, a fumble on a sack, and an interception on their final drive. Postma will look to end the two-game losing streak this Saturday.
SOUTH FLORIDA: Senior signal-caller Quinton Flowers completed 10-of-25 passes for 127 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 34-28 win over Tulane. Flowers was inefficient as a passer in this one, but as a runner, he was superb. The 6-foot, 217-pounder entered the season with some darkhorse Heisman buzz, but it just hasn't come together this year. He has thrown for more than two touchdown passes just once and has accounted for 19 total scores in seven games. He was responsible for 42 a year ago. Still time to boost those stats, but the air is chilling. As of this writing, a whopping 82% of public bettors are backing the Bulls on Saturday.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 7-1 in the Cougars' last eight games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games and is 6-2 in their last eight conference games. The over has been hitting consistently in South Florida's games this year but with Flowers struggling to some degree, the under should be a safe bet this weekend in Tampa.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: HOUSTON/SOUTH FLORIDA UNDER 56.5