South Florida vs. Cincinnati Total Pick
Will Saturday night’s matchup between the 7-2 South Florida Bulls and the 8-1 Cincinnati Bearcats turn into a high-scoring affair for bettors? The total currently sits in the mid-50s.
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 10
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bearcats are 14-point favorites to beat the Bulls. The total, meanwhile, sits at 55 points. As of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Bearcats.
South Florida Bulls
South Florida redshirt junior QB Blake Barnett completed 29-of-49 passes for 332 yards with one interception in Saturday's 41-15 loss to Tulane. South Florida got demolished by the previously 3-5 Tulane Green Wave. After a sluggish start, the Bulls were down 27-3, which led to a career-high 49 pass attempts for Barnett. If it weren't for garbage time passing yards, Barnett's passing line would have looked a lot worse. With back-to-back losses, South Florida won't be anywhere near the top-25 again this season, but the Bulls will look to get back in the win column versus Cincy next week.
Cincinnati redshirt freshman QB Desmond Ridder completed 13-of-17 passes for 178 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 66 yards with a score in a 42-0 throttling of Navy on Saturday. This would have been a huge game for Ridder if this game was remotely competitive. It wasn't. Still, Ridder was able to get his 13th passing touchdown of the year, and the rushing touchdown gives him six on the season. The Bearcats are one of the best stories in college football, and improve to 8-1 on the year. A matchup with USF comes next Saturday.
The under is 12-3 in the Bulls’ last 15 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 21-7-1 in the Bearcats’ last 29 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
The over is 8-1 in the Bulls’ last nine road games versus a team with a winning home record, is 13-3 in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning record and is 9-3 in their last 12 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The over is also 5-2 in the Bearcats’ last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record, is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a win of more than 20 points, and is 5-1-1 in their last seven games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
College Football Prediction: South Florida/Cincinnati over 55