[7:00 PM] South Florida @ Cincinnati

Who will WIN this matchup?

South Florida Bulls (3-1)

@ Cincinnati Bearcats (3-1)


Current odds:

South Florida Bulls: (-285)

Cincinnati Bearcats: (+246)


ESPN simulations have South Florida as 79.9% favorites to win the game.

54% of sports bets are currently on Cincinnati to win as (+246) underdogs.

While the Bearcats will likely be focused on erasing the memory of that Nov. 21 meeting, in which Cincinnati trailed 51-3 at halftime, South Florida has its own concerns – specifically, opening conference play on a high note following last weeks 55-35 drubbing at the hands of now-No. 12 Florida State.

South Florida not only ended Cincinnati’s hopes for an American Athletic Conference title last season – it did so in emphatic fashion. The Bearcats have waited more than 10 months for a shot at revenge, and they’ll get that opportunity Saturday night as they entertain the Bulls in a battle of 3-1 teams.

Quarterback Quinton Flowers has thrown for 876 yards and eight touchdowns while adding a team-high 309 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. He spearheads a sensational rushing attack for USF that has produced a whopping 1,031 yards – good for a 6.2 yards-per-carry average – and 14 TDs, paced by Marlon Mack and Rodney Adams with four apiece.

ion Green (247 yards, one TD) and Mike Boone (216 yards, two TDs) lead a two-headed rushing attack for Cincy, while Nate Cole paces the team in receptions (23) and receiving scores (four).

USF has scored at least 35 points in eight consecutive games, and has compiled at least 200 rushing yards in nine straight outings.


StreakSmarts Pick: South Florida Bulls

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick