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Southern Methodist Mustangs Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Bulls

South Florida looks to cover the Bulls-Mustangs point spread this week and improve its overall 2-3 mark when they host Southern Methodist in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the South Florida Bulls pegged as -13-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 41-17 victory for the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs South Florida Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the South Florida Bulls have seen them go 2-3 and 3-1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Southern Methodist Mustangs are at 1-5 and 4-2 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are 5-1, while the South Florida Bulls are 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and South Florida vs Southern Methodist injuries news.

The game pits the South Florida Bulls, currently No. 91 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Southern Methodist Mustangs, who rate No. 116 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the South Florida Bulls No. 71-ranked offense (28.67 PPG) against a Southern Methodist Mustangs defense that ranks No. 125 at 45.17 PPG. The South Florida Bulls passing attack has averaged 185 yards per game, less than the Southern Methodist Mustangs give up through the air (297.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Southern Methodist Mustangs own the league's No. 109-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 240 yards per game when on the road. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist was hammered in its last outing, as Houston ran up a 49-28 score against them at TDECU Stadium.

Marlon Mack went over the 100-yard mark (113) in his team's latest effort as South Florida defeated Connecticut by a score of 28-20 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • South Florida is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • South Florida is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
  • South Florida is 7-16-2 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist home to Tulsa, Saturday, October 31st
South Florida at Navy, Saturday, October 31st