College football gambling fans often forget to include West Virginia in the Big East conversation as the focus is on Cincinnati and Pitt but the Mounties are a viable contender with the NCAA odds. Last week West Virginia scored a thrilling 28-24 come from behind college football gambling win over East Carolina as Noel Devine scored on a 56 yard touchdown run with 2:10 remaining to clinch.
The Mountaineers failed to cover the NCAA odds as 8-point favorites. West Virginia has a college football gambling record of 2-0 in the Big East which keeps them tied for first place and in control of their own destiny. Devine is one of the top running backs in college football gambling and had 171 yards in the second half against UConn.
He already has 912 yards in the college football gambling season and 11 touchdowns. The Mounties now have an overall college football gambling record of 6-1 straight up and 2-4 with the NCAA odds. As is usually the case the South Florida Bulls started off the college football gambling season fast only to fade recently.
South Florida has a college football gambling record of 5-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread and is on a two-game losing streak with losses to Cincinnati (17-34) and at Pitt last week (14-41).
The Bulls biggest college football gambling problem in their recent slump has been on defense as they allowed Pitt 214 yard rushing and 272 yards passing last week while not once forcing the Panthers to punt. “We haven’t played any defense lately”, said head coach Jim Leavitt”, “…and that’s the first thing we need to take care of.”
Despite their straight up success West Virginia has not been a good college football gambling value as they have gotten the cash in just 1 out of their last 5 games. They have been solid and consistent on the road, however, with a 19-6 straight up mark in their last 25 away from home.
South Florida has gotten the money in the last 3 meetings in this head to head series.