South Florida Bulls at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Pick ATS - Odds and Betting Predictions
The South Florida Bulls and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane kick off this Friday night’s college football schedule. The Bulls come into the AAC tilt as 7.5-point road favorites with 5Dimes online sportsbook.
ESPN’s doubleheader of betting action for college football on Friday night gets things started with an AAC matchup between the South Florida Bulls and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 7 p.m. start from Chapman Stadium in Tulsa.
South Florida at Tulsa Game Overview
The Bulls should be in strong consideration for a spot in the major polls with a straight-up 5-0 start, but bettors are still on the fence with this team at 2-3 against the spread. They are coming off a convincing 58-42 victory against Massachusetts on Saturday as 15.5-point road favorites. The total went way OVER the 72-point closing line after staying UNDER in their previous two contests. South Florida’s biggest win of the year came against Georgia Tech in a 49-38 victory as a three-point underdog at home.
Rolling up points has not been an issue for a Bulls’ offense that is ranked 31st in the nation in passing yards and 32nd when it comes to running the ball. This all adds up to a 37.2-point scoring average that is also ranked 32nd in the country. Running back Jordan Cronkrite has a total of 606 rushing yards on the year after gaining 302 yards on the ground in the win against UMass.
Tulsa had its hands full with Houston last Thursday night in a 41-26 loss, but it did manage to cover on the road as a 17.5-point underdog. It opened play in the AAC with a 31-17 road loss to Temple as a 6.5-point underdog. The total stayed UNDER in each of those losses, and it has stayed UNDER in the last four games. Overall, the Golden Hurricane are 1-4 SU with a 2-3 record ATS. They did manage to cover against Texas as heavy 22.5-point underdogs on the road in a 28-21 loss back in Week 2.
Trailing by just four points heading into the fourth quarter against Houston, Tulsa was outscored 24-3 over the final 15 minutes of that game. Through its first five games, the defense has allowed an average of 31.2 points per game against an offense that is putting up an average of 24.4 points. Corey Taylor II ran for 152 yards, and one score on 33 carries in the loss to the Cougars, and he leads the team in rushing with 411 yards and four touchdowns on 92 rushing attempts.
South Florida at Tulsa Betting Trends
- The Bulls have won nine of their last 10 road games SU, but they fall to 3-6 ATS in their last nine games played on the road. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six road games.
- The Golden Hurricane have just one SU win in their last 10 games and they have failed to cover in six of their last seven games played at home. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of their last nine games overall
- Head-to-head in this AAC tilt, South Florida won the last two meetings SU including a tight 27-20 win at home last season as a 23.5-point favorite. The total stayed UNDER the 66-point closing line.
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South Florida at Tulsa Prediction 10/12/2018
South Florida is off to a strong start behind an offense that knows how to score early and often. Tulsa has played well against the tougher competition it has faced, but it does not have the playmakers on offense to run with the Bulls in this conference clash.
I went against the Golden Hurricane last week against Houston, and it cost me, but even with this game in their own backyard, the spread is going to be tough to cover. Lay the points on Friday night and take South Florida SU and ATS.
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