Free Week 5 Prediction: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. South Florida Bulls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(1-1) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. South Florida Bulls (1-4)
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: Tulsa -11
NCAA Betting Total: O/U 50
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South Florida has played five games this season compared to just two for Friday night’s opponent Tulsa. Oddsmakers aren’t impressed by the Bulls’ 1-4 start however, listing them as +11 home underdogs in this matchup.
COVID has been hard on the Tulsa football team this season. They’ve had postponements against both Oklahoma State and Cincinnati, and have now played just two games spread across five weeks.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa has been idle since their October 3rd, 34-26 win over Central Florida. The Golden Hurricane did play well in their first game too, a 16-7 loss at Oklahoma State, but as +24 point underdogs. That tilt was way back on September 16th.
Tulsa will have had a two week break coming into Friday night’s tilt. The old ‘rusty or rested’ question comes into play in the visit to Tampa.
The Tulsa offense should have a solid showing in this meeting, considering USF has allowed 39 and 44 points the last two weeks. QB Zach Smith put up 273 yards and 3 TD last game, but it’s the Bulls run defense that can be exploited.
Temple QB Anthony Russo tossed 4 TDs vs. South Florida last week, and East Carolina scampered for over 200 yards on the ground the game before that.
South Florida Bulls
Does Friday night’s game have the makings of turning into a shootout? The South Florida defense doesn’t stop anybody, and Tulsa ran the ball 44 times for 165 yards in their last game.
The USF offense will also contribute to a potential high scoring game that features a betting total of 50.5. Jordan McCloud threw 3 TDs vs. Temple in only 26 pass attempts, and was 26/35 for 298 vs. East Carolina.
Tulsa allowed 330 yards through the air and another 125 on the ground in their last outing. There’s reasons to think that the Golden Hurricane defense should be better on Friday though, mostly because they’ve had two weeks of rest.
These two teams do play each other close when they do meet up. USF won the last meeting 25-24 in 2018, and all three previous contests were decided by 8 points or less.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Tulsa is 7-1 ATS last 8 road games
- Tulsa is 4-1 ATS last 5 overall
- Tulsa is 3-8 ATS last 11 as a favorite
- Under is 12-5 in Tulsa’s last 17 road games
- South Florida is 4-10 ATS last 14 home games
- Under is 4-1-1 in South Florida last 6 home games
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11 points is a lot for a team to cover, going on the road and after having the last two weeks off. South Florida QB Jordan McCloud is showing a good command of the USF offense, posting a 145 and 154 QB rating the last two games.
What makes it hard to back the Bulls on Friday night is their defense, which has allowed an average of 41.5 ppg the last two.
Free NCAA Betting Pick: South Florida +11
It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Bulls win this game outright, but the points definitely look tempting.
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