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USF vs. Tulane - 11/3/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (3-5) at USF Bulls (7-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 3, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: USF Bulls -8 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Tulane Green Wave (3-5) at USF Bulls (7-1)
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The Tulane Green Wave and South Florida Bulls meet Saturday in college football action at Raymond James Stadium.

The Tulane Green Wave look for their second road win of the season to drastically improve their chances at a bowl berth. The Tulane Green Wave have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Jonathan Banks is completing 51.8 percent of his passes for 1,074 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Banks and Justin McMillan have combined for eight touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. Darnell Mooney and Terren Encalade have combined for 1,032 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Stephon Huderson has four receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 203.7 yards per contest, and Darius Bradwell leads the way with 617 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 28.1 points and 416.4 yards per game. Zachery Harris leads the Tulane Green Wave with 54 tackles, Patrick Johnson has five sacks and Donnie Lewis Jr. has three interceptions.

The South Florida Bulls look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since early 2015 while staying in the thick of the AAC race. The South Florida Bulls have won each of their last five home games. Blake Barnett is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 2,078 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Barnett has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last five games. Randall St. Felix and Tyre McCants have combined for 942 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Darnell Salomon has 22 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 232.7 yards per contest, and Jordan Cronkrite leads the way with 933 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 29.6 points and 443.8 yards per game. Khalid McGee leads the South Florida Bulls with 71 tackles, Joe Black has four sacks and Mike Hampton has two interceptions.

The Green Wave are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games on grass. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Bulls last 10 games on grass and the under is 5-1 in Green Wave last 6 games overall.

The Tulane Green Wave are coming off a nice road win over Tulsa as an underdog and are one of those teams that may have ugly results but competes every time they take the field. The South Florida Bulls are coming off their first loss of the season, but they haven't covered many games this year despite the victories, and four of their last five wins have been decided by single digits. The Tulane Green Wave have covered five of their last eight games when an underdog of at least seven points. The South Florida Bulls have failed to cover nine of their last 10 games when a favorite of at least seven points. The South Florida Bulls aren't blowing anybody out these days. Give me Tulane and the points.

Tulane Green Wave +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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