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USF vs. Tulsa - 11/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-8) at USF Bulls (8-1)

College Football: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Raymond James Stadium)

The Line: USF Bulls -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

Tulsa Golden Hurricane and South Florida Bulls meet Thursday in college football action at Raymond James Stadium.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane would love a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost seven of their last nine road games. Luke Skipper is completing 56 percent of his passes for 1,022 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Skipper has thrown one interception in each of his last four games. Justin Hobbs and Keenen Johnson have combined for 1,282 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Nigel Carter has 19 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 248.7 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 38 points and 547.5 yards per game. McKinley Whitfield leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 95 tackles, Jeremy Smith has six sacks and Craig Suits has two interceptions. 

USF vs. Tulsa - 11/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The South Florida Bulls look for their ninth victory of the season to keep pace in the AAC East division. The South Florida Bulls have won 10 of their last 12 home games. Quinton Flowers is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 1,955 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Flowers has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 15 games. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Tyre McCants have combined for 1,066 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Darnell Salomon has 21 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 276.6 yards per contest, and Darius Tice leads the way with 780 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, USF is allowing 19.9 points and 319.8 yards per game. Auggie Sanchez leads the South Florida Bulls with 60 tackles, Mike Love has 5.5 sacks and Devin Abraham has four interceptions.

The Golden Hurricane are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 home games and 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 home games and the under is 4-0 in Golden Hurricane last 4 games overall.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane haven't been winning games this season, but five of their last seven losses have been decided by 10 or less points. Tulsa is one of those teams that competes hard, but can't put together a complete 60 minutes to close the deal. In fact, most of Tulsa's best performances and tightest games have come on the road. South Florida has been winning games but hasn't nearly as impressive as it was earlier in the season and a lot of that has to do with Flowers not exactly being the difference maker he was the first few weeks. This is too many points to give Tulsa, especially with the Golden Hurricane covering 14 of their last 19 on the road. I'll take the points on Thursday night. 

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