Free NCAA Football Prediction: Golden Hurricanes vs. Bulls Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs. South Florida Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Golden Hurricanes -8.5, Bulls+8.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Tulsa +280 | Bulls -370
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 56.5
This week’s game between the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and South Florida Bulls features two teams looking to stay alive in the American Athletic Conference. Tulsa has a 1-1 record in the conference compared to South Florida’s 0-1 mark. Through five weeks everyone is chasing Houston who is 3-0 in conference play.
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 2-4. So far, the Golden Hurricanes have played the 76th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -9.6.
Entering week six, the Golden Hurricanes will be looking for their second win in a row after defeating Memphis 35-29. In the game, the Golden Hurricanes put up 182 yards through the air and 234 on the ground. Defensively, Tulsa gave up 614 total yards.
On the season, Tulsa is ranked 71st in points scored, averaging 25.8 points per game. On the road, the Golden Hurricanes are scoring 21.5 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 111th in the NCAA, allowing 35.4 points per game.
On offense, Tulsa throws the ball on 48.23% of their plays, leading to 289.4 yards per game. 24th in CFB. On the ground, the Golden Hurricanes have rushed for 153.8 yards per contest.
So far the Golden Hurricanes have won the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of 0.6 on the season. The Tulsa pass rush is averaging 2.6 sacks per game.
South Florida Bulls
The South Florida Bulls come into this home contest with an overall record of 1-4. So far South Florida has played the 69th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -24.8.
South Florida should enter this game healthy and with fresh legs as they had a bye in week five. Their last game was a 41-17 loss to the 23rd rank Southern Methodist Univeristy. In the game, the Bulls put up 223 yards through the air and 113 on the ground. Defensively, South Florida gave up 463 total yards.
On the season, South Florida is ranked 119th in points scored, averaging 16.0 points per game. In games at Raymond James Stadium, the Bulls are scoring 14.7 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 122nd in the NCAA, allowing 40.8 points per game.
On offense, South Florida throws the ball on 42.12% of their plays, leading to 191.0 yards per game. 96th best in CFB. On the ground, the Bulls have rushed for 125.0 yards per contest.
So far, the Bulls have lost the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of -0.5 on the season. The South Florida pass rush is averaging 0.5 sacks per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The Golden Hurricane are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week.
- The Golden Hurricane are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
- The Bulls are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week.
- Bulls are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
In this American Athletic Conference matchup, I will be taking Tulsa to cover the -9.5 point spread
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Tulsa -9.5
In all aspects, I see Tulsa as being the superior unit. The Golden Hurricanes have played a tough non-conference schedule and are battle-tested heading into week six. On offense, Tulsa has the edge, scoring 10.0 more points per game than South Florida. Defensively, the Golden Hurricanes are also the superior unit giving up 5.0 fewer points per game than the Bulls.
South Florida relies on playing a fast pace style of play. I see Tulsa being able to control the time of possession and disrupting what the Bulls are trying to do on offense.
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