Navy vs. USF - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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USF Bulls (3-3) at Navy Midshipmen (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -14 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The South Florida Bulls and Navy Midshipmen meet Saturday in college football action at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial.
The South Florida Bulls look for a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The South Florida Bulls have lost four of their last five road games. Jordan McCloud is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 624 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Blake Barnett and McCloud have combined for 12 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Mitchell Wilcox and Johnny Ford combined for 379 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Bryce Miller has 11 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 157.6 yards per contest, and Jordan Cronkrite leads the way with 382 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 28.7 points and 383.2 yards per game. Patrick Macon leads the South Florida Bulls with 42 tackles, Greg Reaves has three sacks and KJ Sails has one interception.
The Navy Midshipmen look for another home win to build on their 4-1 record. The Navy Midshipmen have won each of their last four home games. Malcolm Perry is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 489 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have eight touchdown passes dating back to last season. CJ Williams and Mychal Cooper have combined for 317 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Ryan Mitchell has three receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 327.2 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 604 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 18.8 points and 286.2 yards per game. Diego Fagot leads the Navy Midshipmen with 32 tackles, Jacob Springer has two sacks and Kevin Brennan has one interception.
The Bulls are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Midshipmen are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 17-8 in Midshipmen last 25 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in Bulls last 4 games overall.
The South Florida Bulls have shown they're not a very good football team and are still dealing with quarterback issues due to injury. The Navy Midshipmen are finding ways to win again and have been money ATS dating back to last season. Navy is a well coached team that doesn't beat itself, while USF is a poorly coached team that makes constant mistakes to prevent them from taking that next step. I have no choice but to back Navy in a comfortable home victory.