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Game Preview - Bulls underdogs vs Scarlet Knights at Rutgers

South Florida BullsRutgers Scarlet Knights
2-9December 07, 2013, 07:30 | High Point Solutions Stadium5-6

South Florida travels to Rutgers on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-9 mark in Week 15 action with a victory over the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlet Knights sport a record of 5-6 and 3-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 2-9 and 5-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 5-6 for the Scarlet Knights and 3-8 for the Bulls.

View South Florida Bulls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Rutgers were sitting as -7-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 102 and the Bulls sitting at No. 98. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 19-11 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights this week.

Last time out for South Florida, they were a 23-20 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. South Florida covered in the match as a 27-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bulls were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-20 score against Central Florida. Rutgers lost its last outing 28-17 against Connecticut on Saturday, getting a 132-yard receiving performance from Quron Pratt in a losing cause at Rentschler Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 27.09 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 75 this week at 28.36 PPG. The Scarlet Knights aerial game is averaging 248 yards per game, more than the Bulls secondary allows through the air, 213.91 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bulls own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 137.5 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bulls at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
South Florida is 7-16-2 ATS in its last 25 games
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Florida's last 7 games
South Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Rutgers's last 16 games
Rutgers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home