Free Week 3 Prediction: Bulls vs Orange Odds
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(2-0) South Florida Bulls vs. Syracuse Orange (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
NCAA Football Spread: South Florida -14.5
NCAA Betting Total: 73.5
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A former Big East rivalry puts these two teams in a clash for week 3!
South Florida won big against Northern Illinois last week 48-17, while Syracuse channeled the Greg Robinson era in a 62-28 loss to Louisville.
South Florida Bulls
The Bulls are a surprising 2-0 this year, led behind QB Quinton Flowers. He had an excellent game against NIU, throwing for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns.
After watching Syracuse’s “defense” last week I believe Flowers can have another dominating performance. He should be able to go over 400 total yards this week and rack up at least 5 scores.
Darius Tice had a strong game last week running the ball 19 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. He will continue his streak and get into the endzone again this week.
D’Ernest Johnson will be the change of pace back and should also have a strong game getting over 75 yards on the ground. It wouldn’t surprise me if he got a few red zone touchdowns.
One thing I noticed living in Syracuse for 7 years was the lack of speed on defense.
Ryeshene Bronson has the type of speed Syracuse can’t defend. He will have a huge game with over 150 yards receiving as the Syracuse DBs will be severely overmatched.
The South Florida defensive line had just 2 sacks last week, and will need to get more pressure to dominate the line of scrimmage.
I’m picking the defense to get 5 against the Syracuse offensive line that gave up 4 of them to Louisville.
Eric Dungey had a good game for Syracuse when he had the ball, throwing 3 touchdown passes and only 1 interception.
To keep up with the South Florida offense look for them air it out some more this week, as I think the defense will give up lots of big and quick plays.
The running game did not do much last week, and to be fair they were in a hole early and had to pretty much abandon it altogether.
This week I think the coaching staff rides the arm of Dungey, but expect a bounce back game from Moe Neal, who will get 150 total yards and a score.
Receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was the bright spot on offense against the Cardinals D. He caught 7 passes for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns. He will need to make more plays this week if Syracuse has any shot at the upset.
To say the defense played horrible would be an understatement. They had the worst performance against a QB in the history of the ACC! What will they do for a followup?
My best estimate is they will have another rough game, it won’t be record breaking, but to say 500 total yards by Quinton Flowers isn’t achievable would be a lie.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
- Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Orange are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Orange are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Under is 7-2-1 in Bulls last 10 games on fieldturf.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Syracuse.
- Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
South Florida’s offense can’t be stopped, I’m predicting a score on every drive in the first half. Take the under in this one as it won’t be a shootout.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: South Florida ATS & Take the under.
Quinton Flowers will have another great game and the defense will keep Syracuse into quick 3 and outs.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: South Florida 49 – Syracuse 10
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