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Panthers host Bulls Thursday Night

The South Florida Bulls will attempt to stay undefeated Thursday night when they play the Pittsburgh Panthers in Pittsburgh.

Pitt has lost two straight games, but are 3-0 both SU and ATS in their last three games against South Florida. South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels has thrown only one interception this season, with eight touchdown passes.

The Bulls look to avenge a home loss last season against the Panthers, who see their best line at +3 today at Bovada.

View South Florida vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 108 and the Bulls at No. 30 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 73-ranked offense (27.2 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 22 at 17 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 221.5 yards per game, less than the Bulls give up through the air (231.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bulls own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117 yards per game when on the road. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 70 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

South Florida was a 52-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 29.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (76) made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 15-12 loser at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

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 within the conference are 4-6

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

 

A few Bulls at Panthers trends to consider:
South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Florida's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing South Florida
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games

Next up:
South Florida at Connecticut, Saturday, October 15
Pittsburgh at Rutgers, Saturday, October 8

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