USF vs. Temple - 11/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Temple Owls (5-3) at USF Bulls (4-4)
College Football: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: USF Bulls +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and South Florida Bulls meet Thursday in college football action at Raymond James Stadium.
The Temple Owls look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Temple Owls have lost two of their last three road games. Anthony Russo is completing 58 percent of his passes for 1,873 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Russo has nine touchdown passes and six interceptions in his last six games. Branden Mack and Jaden Blue have combined for 1,180 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 42 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 138.5 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 655 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 27.8 points and 402.9 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 53 tackles, Ifeanyi Maijeh has six sacks and Harrison Hand has three interceptions.
The South Florida Bulls look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The South Florida Bulls have split their last four home games. Jordan McCloud is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 776 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Blake Barnett and McCloud have combined for 14 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Mitchell Wilcox and Jacob Mathis combined for 449 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Randall St. Felix has 16 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 180.3 yards per contest, and Jordan Cronkrite leads the way with 587 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 28.4 points and 385 yards per game. Patrick Macon leads the South Florida Bulls with 58 tackles, Greg Reaves has three sacks and KJ Sails has two interceptions.
The Owls are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games in November, 37-16 ATS in their last 53 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Bulls are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in Bulls last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Owls last 7 road games.
The Temple Owls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as a road favorite. The South Florida Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog. Temple has gotten blasted defensively in its last two games, and I'm not sure I trust the Owls on the road as a favorite the way I do with them at home as an underdog. The South Florida Bulls are playing their best football of the season, and they have to win this game if they're going to give themselves a real chance to go bowling. The home team has also won the five meetings between these two schools. I'm leaning toward USF and the points, but I don't love this game at all.