Bulls host Miners in Week 4 action
Texas El Paso Miners vs South Florida Bulls Odds
Raymond James Stadium features a battle between the host South Florida Bulls and the visiting Texas El Paso Miners in betting action Saturday.
Backers of the Bulls have seen them go 3-0 and 3-0 ATS so far this season, while the Miners are at 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Miners are 0-3, while the Bulls are 1-2.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Bulls here saw them open as 27.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulls, currently No. 50 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Miners, who rate No. 110 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 54-26 victory for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 14-ranked offense (43.3 PPG) against a Miners defense that ranks No. 45 at 20.7 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 325.7 yards per game, more than the Miners give up through the air (221.7 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 81 yards per game when on the road. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 39 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 16-10 winner on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (26) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for South Florida, they were a 70-17 winner as they battled Florida A&M at home. South Florida covered in the match as a 41.5-point favorite, while 87 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 9-1
A few Miners at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Texas El Paso is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Florida's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Florida's last 8 games at home
South Florida is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Texas El Paso home to Houston, Saturday, October 1
South Florida at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 29