College football betting on Thursday has what should be a close matchup on ESPN as Rutgers hosts South Florida.
The Bulls are one point favorites in NCAA football betting. College football betting has Rutgers leading the all-time series 3-1. Last year the Scarlet Knights rolled to a 49-16 win over the Bulls in college football betting. This is the fourth straight season ESPN will be broadcasting a Thursday night game from Rutgers. Three years ago it was Rutgers upsetting #3 Louisville in NCAA football betting. Two years ago the Scarlet Knights upset #2 South Florida in college football betting. In the last four years, Rutgers is 6-3 in night games at Rutgers Stadium on ESPN or ESPN2.
Coming of Age
Rutgers is led by freshman quarterback Tom Savage. He leads all true freshmen quarterbacks nationally in touchdown-to-interception ratio and is tied for third in touchdown passes. Rutgers has been winning games in college football betting due to turnovers. The Scarlet Knights are +26 in turnover differential in their last 15 games. The Scarlet Knights have gained 25 turnovers this season, including at least one in every game.
Over the last 15 games, Rutgers has held seven opponents to under 300 yards of total offense. Rutgers could allow under four yards per rush for the fourth time in five college football betting seasons. While three games remaining in the season, Rutgers’ opponents have averaged just 3.3 yards per rush on 256 attempts through eight games. Rutgers has won six consecutive home games in the month of November.
South Florida has been good in the month of November in college football betting. The Bulls are 4-1 in college football betting in their last 5 games in November. They struggle a bit on the road laying points in college football betting as they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. They are also 0-4 in college football betting in their last 4 Thursday games.
Rutgers has been good in NCAA football betting receiving points as they are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Scarlet Knights are 1-4-1 in NCAA football betting in their last 6 home games.
Looking at the college football betting total we find that the last four South Florida games have all gone over the total. The last four Rutgers home games have all gone under in college football betting.