South Florida favored by 10.5 against Florida Atlantic on Saturday
Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Florida Bulls Odds
Florida Atlantic travels to South Florida on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-2 mark in Week 3 action with a victory over the Bulls.
The Bulls currently sports a record of 0-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Owls are 0-2 and 2-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 1-1 over under record this season, while the Owls have gone 0-2 against the number.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Bulls in this one found them as 10.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 123-rated Bulls and the No. 111-rated Owls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 2-0 win for the Bulls on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 115-ranked offense (13.5 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 91 at 32.5 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 137.5 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (201 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Owls feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 206.5 yards per game. South Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.
Florida Atlantic was a 31-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (44) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Owls suffered a Week 2 loss against East Carolina in their last game, falling 31-13 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
South Florida lost its last outing, a 21-6 result against Michigan State on September 7. South Florida covered in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Bulls were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-6 score against Michigan State.
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
A few Owls at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Florida Atlantic is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games at home
South Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Florida is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Florida Atlantic home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 21
South Florida home to Miami, Saturday, September 28