NCAA football gambling fans will have their choice of South Florida and West Virginia with the winner of this NCAA football wagering showdown getting the inside track to the title.
Kickoff for this one is set for 7:30 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling will have the side and over under odds.
The South Florida Bulls are coming off a highly disappointing upset loss to Syracuse 13-9 as 8 point home favorites last week to have their record fall to 3-2 straight up and 0-1 with the NCAA betting lines.
The weak Bulls offense was exposed as the Bulls could only manage 2.6 yards per carry against the Orange and quarterback BJ Daniels was awful going 9-23 for 124 yards and 2 interceptions. South Florida is ranked 86th for total offense and 103rd for passing.
Their 18th ranked defense has been their salvation and what will carry them to any potential success. South Florida was highly competitive in a misleading 38-14 loss at Florida on September 11 as their lack of offense was all that kept them from springing the upset.
The #25 West Virginia Mountaineers have a record of 4-1 straight up and 3-2 with the NCAA betting odds. The Mounties are coming off a 49-10 blowout win and payout over UNLV last week. West Virginia is also a fine defensive team that is ranked 7th in the nation overall and 9th for points permitted.
Quarterback Geno Smith has been clutch for the Mounties, particularly in their week 2 miracle win at Marshall, as he has a 66% completion rate and a 12/2 touchdown/interception ratio. Noel Devine adds balance to the attack with 475 yards and a 5.3 yards per carry average.
While West Virginia would rate the edge with Smith and Devine they have the tendency to get sloppy at times and USF has the potential to take advantage of any slip ups and stay in the game with their defense.
The Bulls have gotten the money in their last 4 consecutive NCAA football gambling matchups with West Virginia and the dog has paid out 4 straight times as well. The two teams have gone under the total in 4 out of their last 5 meetings. West Virginia is just 1-8 against the spread at home versus teams with a winning record.