Bulls home to Cardinals in NCAAF betting action
Ball State Cardinals vs South Florida Bulls Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Bulls host the Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium in Week 2 action.
The Bulls sport records of 1-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cardinals sit at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-1 for the Bulls and 0-1 for the Cardinals.
Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Bulls as 23-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 49.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 63 and the Cardinals at No. 55 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 30-26 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's #78-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks #57 at 20 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 128 yards per game, less than the Cardinals give up through the air (272 YPG on average).
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 27-20 winner as they battled Indiana at home. Ball State covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, South Florida was a 23-20 winner on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Cardinals at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Ball State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games at home
South Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
South Florida is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Ball State home to Buffalo, Saturday, September 17
South Florida home to Florida A&M, Saturday, September 17