Betting line favors Mustangs over Bulls
|Southern Methodist Mustangs||South Florida Bulls|
|4-5||November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Raymond James Stadium||2-7|
The Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Mustangs at Raymond James Stadium in Week 13 action.
Backers of the Bulls have seen them go 2-7 and 4-5 ATS so far this season, while the Mustangs are at 4-5 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Mustangs are 7-2, while the Bulls are 3-6.
View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs South Florida Bulls Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Bulls as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 107 and the Mustangs sitting at No. 66. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 22-12 result in favor of the Mustangs this week.
In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 38-21 winner at home against Connecticut. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Andre Davis did much of the damage, producing 110 receiving yards but South Florida managed to defeat the Bulls 23-10 at Raymond James Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 120-ranked offense (14.78 PPG) against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 115 at 38.11 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 159.22 yards per game, less than the Mustangs give up through the air (284.22 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 48-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 164.25 yards per game when on the road. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 113 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Mustangs at Bulls trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games on the road
South Florida is 6-16-2 ATS in its last 24 games
South Florida is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games
South Florida is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Southern Methodist at Houston, Friday, November 29th
South Florida at Central Florida, Friday, November 29th