Cincinnati at USF - 11/12/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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USF Bulls (2-7) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (9-0)
Game Info: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
Betting Odds: USF Bulls +24 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The number two ranked Cincinnati Bearcats will visit the South Florida Bulls in an ACC matchup on Friday Nov. 12th. The Bearcats are undefeated with 9 wins on the season, while the Bulls are looking to pick up their third win.
Last week the Bulls of South Florida kept it close but ultimately fell to the Houston Cougars, 54-52. The defense of the Bulls has held them back tremendously this season. They are allowing 34.3 points per game which ranks 115th in the nation. They are also giving up 481.6 yards per game placing them 125th in the nation.
Quarterback Timmy McClain has earned 1,289 passing yards with an average of 161.1 yards per game. He’s throwing 96-for-176 for a 54.5% completion rate and has four touchdowns to four interceptions. He has 265 rushing yards on 85 carries and two touchdowns. He will be tested against this Bearcats defense that is ranked 4th in passing yards allowed.
The Bearcats are putting together a brilliant season overall at 9-0. Their offense is ranked 13th in points per game at almost 40. It’s been their defense that’s been winning them games. They rank third in turnovers forced at 15 and hold opponents to under 15 points per game.
Quarterback Desmond Ridder leads the team with 2,121 passing yards and has a 63.7% completion percentage while throwing 20 touchdowns with five interceptions. He also has 214 rushing yards on 67 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 23.8 yards per game.
Cincinnati 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in South Florida and are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and are also 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Bulls are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. This spread feels to large for a Bearcats team whose only concern is to pile up wins. The Bulls won’t win but I think they can keep it close enough to stay within the spread.