Saturday, October 24 - 12:00 PM ET
The 19th-ranked South Florida Bulls (5-1 SU, 3-2 ATS, 3-2 O/U) will be looking to get back in the win column after having their five-game winning streak snapped when the two teams square off at Heinz Field on Saturday at 12 PM ET.
South Florida got spanked in Week 7, losing to Cincinnati 34-17 while failing to cover the NCAA college football spread as 1-point home underdogs while the game’s final score played Over the 49-poit Over/Under total.
Freshman quarterback B.J. Daniels completed just 15 of 32 passes for 208 yards with one TD pass and one rushing score but also tossed two interceptions in the loss.
Pittsburgh beat Rutgers 24-17 in Week 7, narrowly covering the NCAA college football point spread as 6-point road favorites while the game’s 41 total points played Under the 46-point O/U total.
Senior quarterback Bill Stull completed an efficient 16 of 24 passes for 153 yards and one TD while freshman running back Dion Lewis rushed 31 times for 180 yards with two touchdowns.
Here is a look at tonight’s key trends and betting odds, followed by my college football week 8 parlay pick.
- South Florida is 4-6 in their last 10 conference games
- Pittsburgh is 8-2 in its last 10 conference games
- South Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- South Florida is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games on the road
- South Florida +6½
- Pittsburgh -6½
- Over/Under 48½ -110
Analysis: While South Florida has played some pretty solid football this season, they were totally exposed in their home blowout loss to Cincinnati and now, with their confidence rocked, I believe they are going down hard to a Pittsburgh team that has recorded three straight quality wins in a row.
South Florida has gone a discouraging 4-6 SU in their last 10 conference games while Pittsburgh has recorded a stellar 8-2 SU mark in its last 10 conference games and perfect 5-0 SU mark in its last five home games overall.
While South Florida has gone an impressive 8-3 SU in its last 11 road games, they have also struggled to cover the spread for college football backers against good teams, going a dismal 3-10 ATS against a team with a winning record while Pittsburgh has recorded a fantastic 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games.
With the Under going a consistent 4-1 in Pittsburgh's last five games and 5-1 in South Florida's last six road games, I say the Under also cashes in for college football sports betting enthusiasts.