The 8th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats head to Tampa, Florida to take on the 21st ranked South Florida Bulls in a showdown of two undefeated Big East teams tonight (Thursday, October 15th). The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-0 this season and 1-0 in conference play, ranking third in the nation in scoring with just over 43 points per game. Cincinnati QB Tony Pike has been stellar this year throwing for 1493 yards and 13 TDs, while only being picked off 3 times. South Florida is also 5-0 with a 1-0 conference record and has one of the nations best defenses. The South Florida defense has only allowed 47 points against in five games, holding opposing QBs to only 2 touchdowns. Cincinnati leads the series between the two teams 4-2, but this is the first meeting when both teams have been ranked. Betting lines, trends and predictions for this Cincinnati vs South Florida game are listed below.
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Cincinnati vs South Florida Betting Line:
Cincinnati Bearcats -3 (-105)
vs South Florida Bulls +3 (-115)
Over 49 (-110)
Under 49 (-110)
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Cincinnati vs South Florida Betting Trends:
Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference games
Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall
Under is 7-1 in Bulls last 8 games as an underdog
Bearcats are 5-0 ATS in the two teams last five meetings
Cincinnati vs South Florida Predictions:
Final Score Prediction – Cincinnati 28 South Florida 23
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Point Spread Prediction – I like Cincinnati to cover this 3 point spread at -105. The Bears have one of the best offenses in the nation led by QB Tony Pike who has thrown for almost 1500 yards and 13 TDs already this year. Cincinnati RBs Jacob Ramsey and Isaiah Pead are both averaging over 5 yards per carry with 3 TDs each. Marshwan Gilyard is one of the best WRs in college football and already has 9 total TDs with 517 yards receiving. Although South Florida has one of the best defenses in the NCAA this game will most likely be a bit of a shootout with Cincinnati coming out on top. Lay it down on Cincinnati to cover the spread.
Over/Under – Bet the OVER 49 total points in this Cincinnati vs South Florida Big East match up. Cincinnati ranks 3rd and South Florida ranks 17th in points scored per game. Both teams have all around explosive offenses. Both teams have good defenses, but this game will most likely turn into a bit of a shootout. Lay it down on the OVER.