Charlotte vs USF Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

USF Bulls (5-6) vs Charlotte 49ers (3-8)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Raymond James Stadium)

Betting Odds: USF Bulls -6.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte 49ers will play the South Florida Bulls in an AAC game on Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Charlotte has lost two games in a row, while South Florida has alternated losses and wins over their last five games. Let's take a look at our Charlotte vs USF Prediction.

Charlotte Preview

The Charlotte 49ers are 3-8 (2-5) this year after they lost to Rice by a score of 28-7 in their last game. Charlotte trailed 13-0 at halftime, but they did score late in the fourth quarter to avoid the shutout. The 49ers were out gained by a total of 380-158, but did force three turnovers in the loss. Charlotte’s three wins this season came against South Carolina State, East Carolina, and Tulsa. The Charlotte offense is averaging 17.8 points per game with 168 passing yards per game and 146.1 rushing yards per game, while going 25% on third downs. Trexler Ivey has thrown for 1,165 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions for the 49ers this season. Terron Kellman (questionable) has rushed for 328 yards and one touchdown, while Jairus Mack has caught 21 passes for 366 yards and one score. The Charlotte defense is giving up 26.8 points against per game this season.

South Florida Preview

The South Florida Bulls are 5-6 (3-4) this season after they lost to UTSA by a score of 49-21 in their last game. South Florida led 14-7 in the second quarter, but they allowed 35 straight points for the loss. The Bulls were out gained by a total of 643-427 and turned the ball over two times in the game. South Florida defeated Temple by a score of 27-23 in the game prior to UTSA. The Bulls offense is scoring 29.1 points per game with 266.6 passing yards per game and 184.4 rushing yards per game, while going 38.1% on third downs. Byrum Brown has thrown for 2,825 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Bulls this season, while also rushing for 702 yards and 10 touchdowns. Nay’Quan Wright has rushed for 757 yards and seven touchdowns, while Sean Atkins has caught 79 passes for 900 yards and four scores. The South Florida defense is allowing 36.8 points against per game this year.

South Florida Bulls Team Facts

  • South Florida has lost each of its last 10 matches at Raymond James Stadium when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The underdog has covered the spread in each of South Florida's last six games at Raymond James Stadium.
  • South Florida has lost the first half in three of its last four games against conference opponents at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Each of South Florida's last four November games as a home favorite against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Charlotte 49ers Team Facts

  • Charlotte has lost eight of its last 10 games.
  • Charlotte has covered the spread in seven of its last eight road games.
  • Four of Charlotte's last five road games in November have gone OVER the total points line.

Pick

South Florida comes into this matchup needing one win to become bowl eligible, and they should be able to pick it up against a bad Charlotte team. The Bulls have played pretty well this season and have a very good passing attack, but their defense has let them down. Charlotte only has three wins on the year, but their offense is only scoring 17.8 points per game. The 49ers won’t be able to expose this South Florida defense, so I like the Bulls in this matchup. 

David’s Pick South Florida -6.5

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