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USF Bulls Hosting the Houston Cougars Week 9 Odds and Betting Pick

The Houston Cougars will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Bulls in USF at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The USF Bulls were sitting as -9-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.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 46-28 victory for the Bulls. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs USF Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

USF bring a 7-0 record (4-3 ATS) to the Week 9 betting matchup against the 4-3 Houston Cougars, who are 3-4 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen USF go 3-4 so far and the Cougars go 1-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and USF vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 16 (USF Bulls) and the No. 48 (Houston Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the USF Bulls No. 9-ranked offense (41.57 PPG) against a Houston Cougars defense that ranks No. 53 at 24 PPG. The USF Bulls passing attack has averaged 188.71 yards per game, less than the Houston Cougars give up through the air (261.57 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Houston Cougars own the league's No. 84-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 194 yards per game when on the road. USF, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyle Postma led the way last time out for the Cougars, connecting for 315 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 42-38 loss to the Cougars at TDECU Stadium.

Last time we saw the Green Wave, they had no answer for Darius Tice as the Bulls rolled to a 34-28 victory at Yulman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • South Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • South Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of South Florida's last 21 games
  • South Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at USF, Saturday, November 4th