NCAA football betting on Thursday features a matchup of two Top 25 teams as #21 South Florida hosts #9 Cincinnati.
The Bearcats are three-point road favorites in college football betting at the sports book.
NCAA football betting has both Cincinnati and South Florida at 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big East. The Bearcats have won the past three meetings in this series. This college football betting season the Bearcats have been great on offense as they rank 4th in the nation at 42 points per game. They will get a great test in this NCAA football betting game as South Florida is 5th nationally in scoring defense at 9.4 points per game.
Overall, the two teams have met six times with Cincinnati leading the all-time series 4-2. South Florida leads 2-1 in the games played in Tampa. The Bulls have won five straight games against ranked opponents going back to 2006. This will be the first time both Cincinnati and South Florida will be ranked when they meet in NCAA football betting. Cincinnati is 13-7-1 all -time when ranked.
South Florida has allowed just 47 points over the first five games, which is the second lowest point total in program history. Cincinnati’s defense has been tough as well. They lead the nation in tackles for a loss, with 10 per game. They are also in the Top 10 in sacks and turnover margin. They are 12th nationally in scoring defense. The difference in this college football betting matchup at the sports book could be at quarterback where Cincinnati’s Tony Pike has thrown a touchdown pass in 15-straight starts. He leads the Big East in total offense at 306.8 yards per game. Wide receiver Mardy Gilyard has caught a touchdown pass in each of Cincinnati’s five games this season.
College football betting stats indicate that the Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The problem for Cincinnati in NCAA football betting at the sportsbook is that they are 7-15-1 vs. the NCAA football betting odds in their last 23 games as a road favorite. The Bearcats are 5-0 in NCAA football betting in the last 5 meetings against South Florida.South Florida has been a great home underdog in NCAA football betting. The Bulls are 4-1 in NCAA football betting in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
As you consider the NCAA football betting total, remember that the last eight Cincinnati games on Thursday have gone under. Four of the last five times South Florida has been a home dog the game has gone under in NCAA football betting.