College Football: Cincinnati vs. USF Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/3/20

College Football: Cincinnati vs. USF Picks, Odds,  Predictions 10/3/20 Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

USF Bulls (1-1) at Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Nippert Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -21.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Florida Bulls and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Nippert Stadium.

The South Florida Bulls look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The South Florida Bulls have lost four of their last six road games. Jordan McCloud is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. McCloud has one or less touchdown passes in six straight games. DeVontres Dukes and Latrell Williams combined for 100 receiving yards and one touchdown while Bryce Miller has three receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 204 yards per contest, and Johnny Ford leads the way with 141 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 29 points and 357 yards per game. Nick Roberts leads the South Florida Bulls with 16 tackles, Antonio Grier has one sack and Mekhi LaPointe has one interception.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another win to start a CFB season 3-0 for the second time in the last three years. The Cincinnati Bearcats haven’t lost a home game since November of 2017. Desmond Ridder is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 454 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Ridder has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 12 games. Gerrid Doaks and Jayshon Jackson have combined for 209 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Josh Whyle has four receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 172.5 yards per contest, and Charles McClelland leads the way with 77 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 15 points and 314.5 yards per game. Jarell White leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 20 tackles, Myjai Sanders has 1.5 sacks and Arquon Bush has one interception.

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The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 6-15 ATS in their last 21 conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf. The Bearcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 games overall. The under is 8-1 in Bearcats last 9 home games. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The South Florida Bulls has shown us nothing through two games and their defense has a lot of catching up to do if they're going to turn this season around. The Cincinnati Bearcats are fresh off a win over a ranked Army team, and we knew they would be a force in the AAC this season because of all the talent they had returning. Cincinnati is going to be a tough out this season and should have little trouble running over lesser competition. I'd love to get this number under 21 if possible, but it's the Bearcats or pass in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bearcats -21.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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