At the onset of the 2019 season, South Florida head coach Charlie Strong is feeling the heat. Strong may not quite be on the hot seat but it’s getting warm. Entering his third season at USF Strong has betting on college football record of 17-8. Of great concern was the Bulls epic collapse to end the 2018 season. USF got off to a 7-0 start one year ago. However, they went into free fall with five consecutive losses to end the campaign. Worst of all their defense ranked an abysmal 104th in the nation overall.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Florida Bulls
|Date and Time:||Friday, August 30, 2019, 7 P.M. ET|
|Location:||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida|
|Wisconsin vs. South Florida TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Florida Bulls Overview
Last year Wisconsin was one of the biggest bets on college football disappointments in 2019. Touted as a top-five playoff team, the Badgers never got on track. To illuminate Wisconsin ended up 8-5 straight up, 4-9 vs. the odds, and 6-7 under the total. In particular quarterback play was a major detriment to the Badgers. UW ranked an alarming 119th in passing for 2018. In the same way, it was a season of disappointment for the Bulls. USF finished 7-6 straight up, 4-9 against the spread and 6-7 under the total.
At the beginning of the season, there are a lot of changes on the Wisconsin offense. Jack Coan will be the starting quarterback. Five-star true freshman Graham Mertz will be right behind Coan. Four new starters will be on the offensive line. Most important of all running back Jonathan Taylor is back. No back in America is a better offshore betting asset. Taylor ran for over 1900 yards in each of the last two seasons. He is a top tier Heisman Trophy candidate. Meanwhile, Coan is expected to cut down on the interceptions of departed QB Alex Hornibrook.
A Strong Challenge
Namely, the new offensive coordinator Kevin Bell has been hired to ignite an inconsistent offense. Bell won a Division II national title at Valdosta State. USF has as much or more talent as any Group of Five programs. Accordingly, this is a make or break season for Strong.
Wisconsin and South Florida Betting Trends
The Badgers are:
- 10-2 against the spread as a road favorite
- 6-3 over the total as a road chalk
- 8-2 vs. the odds as a double-digit road chalk
- 4-2 over the total laying 10 or more points on the road
The Bulls are:
- 6-9-1 vs, the line as a home dog
- 6-1 over the total getting points at home
- 3-4 against the spread as a double-digit home dog
- Bulls have gone under the total in eight of their last nine getting 10 or more points at home
Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Florida Bulls Betting on College Football Picks
On this occasion, we have a tough and physical Wisconsin team looking to pound the ball. More emphatically South Florida’s run defense was a clear betting on college football liability with a ranking of 123rd. That plays right into UW’s strength.
Wisconsin vs. South Florida Betting on College Football Pick: Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin vs. South Florida Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Badgers 41, South Florida 17
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