South Florida Bulls at Houston Cougars: Preview and Pick
9 Replies | 938 ViewsOn 10/27/2013 07:15 AM in NCAA Football
The Thursday night college football game that features the lowly South Florida Bulls would usually not be an attractive affair on the gridiron, but their opponent is turning heads at the betting window this season. After a convincing win on the road against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Houston Cougars remained perfect against the spread (ATS), which is an amazing feat at this point in the season.
South Florida Bulls at Houston Cougars Odds
The college football odds for this game will favor the 6-1 Cougars because they are easily the straight superior team in this matchup and they will have the home field advantage. The betting public will soon get wind of this perfect record against the spread if they have not already, and the end result will be an overflow of money on the home team which will push this line higher and higher leading up to kickoff.
The Cougars have been flying under the radar but that is all going to change for this prime time affair. They are led by youth and impressive on both sides of the ball. True freshman John O’Korn threw five touchdown passes, including three to Deontay Greenberry, to lead the Houston Cougars to a 49-14 dismantling of Rutgers on Saturday in Piscataway, N.J.
The Cougars defense forced six turnovers in the game, overcoming a slow start to shut out the Scarlet Knights over the final 2 ½ quarters. With the win, the Cougars improved to 6-1 overall and remained in a first-place tie with Central Florida at 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference.
The Cougars scored touchdowns on seven of eight possessions between the second and third quarters on the way to 611 yards total offense. They should have similar success against the Bulls.
The college football betting trends for this game reveal some ugly trends for the road team as they continue to struggle on the season. South Florida is 1-6 straight up in its last 7 games on the road and 3-13-1 straight up in its last 17 games. That disgusting record also includes a 4-7-1 ATS record in the last 12 games on the college football highway. Despite having a high powered offense, the total has gone under in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home. Houston is 6-1-1 straight up in its last 8 games and 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games at home. All trends point to a long night for the visiting Bulls.
South Florida Bulls at Houston Cougars Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.