College football betting fans are taking notice of the improving South Florida Bulls as they have emerged as a bona fide Big East college football gambling contender.
The South Florida Bulls will host the Pitt Panthers on Saturday with an ESPN2 telecast set to kickoff at noon Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with Pitt as a 3 point favorite.
The Pitt Panthers have a record of 5-4 straight up and 4-3-2 with the NCAA betting odds as 6 of their games have gone over the total. Pitt is coming off a 28-30 loss at Connecticut but still leads the Big East Conference with a 3-1 record. South Florida can tie the Panthers for first with a win in this one however.
Pitt has paid out in just 1 of 4 road games so far with 3 of those games going over the total. Quarterback Tino Sunseri has struggled at times in his first year as starter as he has a 13/6 touchdown/interception ratio.
Ray Graham has been strong out of the backfield with 760 yards while Dion Lewis has added 556 yards. Jonathan Baldwin is averaging 16.4 yards per catch. Pitt ranks 12th overall in the nation for defense.
The South Florida Bulls have a record of 6-3 straight up and 4-5 with the NCAA betting lines as 5 of their games have gone under the total. The Bulls have won 3 games in a row to get back into the Big East race and are coming off a 24-21 win at Louisville.
Defense is the strength of South Florida as they rank 25th in the nation for points allowed while the offense has struggled most of the season and ranks 74th for points scored.
BJ Daniels has struggled at quarterback with a poor 9/11 TD/INT ratio as the running back tandem of Moise Plancher and Demetris Murray lead the attack as both are over 4.7 yards per carry.
Pitt has paid out in 7 of their last 8 college football betting matchups when coming off a straight up loss. South Florida is 2-6 against the spread when coming off a straight up win. Pitt has covered the last 2 matchups in this series.