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Syracuse vs SFU Betting Preview

The South Florida Bulls will try to snap their four game losing streak on the road this Friday night against the Syracuse Orange.

Over the last six seasons, South Florida is 5-1 both SU and ATS against their Big East rival. B.J. Daniels was just 14-of-34 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown in South Florida’s loss to Rutgers last Saturday.

They battle the Bulls, currently with a 4-4 mark (3-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-3 for the Orange and 4-4 for the Bulls.

It's the only NCAA football betting available Friday night so oddsmakers expect plenty of wagering action.

View South Florida vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Orange were listed as 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line. The total was 51.5 during the week at 5Dimes which often has the best favorite umber for NCAA wagering lines.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 86 (Orange) and the No. 24 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 37-27 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 66-ranked offense (26.7 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 43 at 23.1 PPG. The Orange passing attack has averaged 223.1 yards per game, less than the Bulls give up through the air (237.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 133.8 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 96 in rushing offense at home.

South Florida lost its last outing, a 20-17 result against Rutgers on November 5. South Florida failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Syracuse was a 28-21 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (49) made winners of OVER bettors.

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

 

A few Bulls at Orange trends to consider:
South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games at home
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
South Florida home to Miami, Saturday, November 19
Syracuse home to Cincinnati, Saturday, November 26

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