USF vs. Cincinnati - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (2-4) at USF Bulls (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: USF Bulls -24.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and South Florida Bulls meet Saturday in college football action at Raymond James Stadium on ESPNU.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for an impressive road victory that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats have lost six of their last seven road games. Hayden Moore is completing 53.3 percent of his passes for 1,375 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Moore has at least one touchdown pass in eight straight games. Kahlil Lewis and Devin Gray have combined for 592 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Thomas Geddis has 14 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 102.1 yards per contest, and Gerrid Doaks leads the way with 223 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 33 points and 420.2 yards per game. Jaylyin Minor leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 59 tackles, Kevin Mouhon has two sacks and Bryan Wright has one interception.
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The South Florida Bulls look to build on their 5-0 record to stay in the AAC race. The South Florida Bulls have won seven straight home games. Quinton Flowers is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 934 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Flowers has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Tyre McCants have combined for 513 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Deangelo Antoine has six receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 309.2 yards per contest, and Darius Tice leads the way with 438 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, USF is allowing 20 points and 293.8 yards per game. Auggie Sanchez leads the South Florida Bulls with 32 tackles, Mike Love has three sacks and Devin Abraham has three interceptions.
The Bearcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bulls are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games in October, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Bearcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in South Florida.
Cincinnati has given up a combined 131 points during its three-game losing streak and now goes on the road to play the most explosive offense in the conference. USF has scored 42 or more points in four of its five games and has had an extra week to prepare for this contest. The Bulls won last years meeting by 25 points on the road, so the potential for this one to get ugly is pretty good considering this years team is better at putting teams away. The Bearcats simply haven't done enough this season to suggest they can hang around with probably the best team from the AAC. Give me the Bulls in a blowout.