The Big East gets the spotlight on Wednesday in NCAA betting as South Florida hosts Rutgers on ESPN 2.
Both teams come into the game at 4-3 and have realistic bowl hopes. Neither team has been very good against the college football betting pointspread though so it is take your pick at Sbg global in this game.
We may not know the starting quarterback for Rutgers until early in the week. Tom Savage is coming back from injury and he might be ready to take over for Chas Dodd. In addition to a question at quarterback, Rutgers has a question at running back. Starter Joe Martinek is injured and he is questionable. That could mean De’Antwan Williams gets more playing time. Martinek has said that he should be able to go on Wednesday but he will not be at full strength. Rutgers has been so weak running the ball with Martinek injured that wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is their leading rusher. When was the last time you saw that?
Looking at the Numbers
The Scarlet Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November and they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. The problem though if you like Rutgers is that they are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. You might like South Florida based on the rotten Rutgers numbers but they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week. In this series, the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Taking the points may be the way to go considering neither of these two teams is likely to blow out the other.
Rutgers Over, South Florida Under
The Scarlet Knights are a team that goes over the total in NCAA betting. The Over is 4-0 in the Scarlet Knights last 4 conference games. The Over is 7-3 in the Scarlet Knights last 10 games overall. South Florida though is an under team. The Under is 5-1 in the Bulls last 6 home games. Maybe the tiebreaker in the trends for the total is the series. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.