NCAA odds players have seen both teams check in and out with inconsistent play but yet both teams are serious contenders for the Big East title with the NCAA football odds.
ESPN2 will telecast this matchup with a kickoff scheduled for 7:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with South Florida as a 9.5 point home favorite.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a record of 4-3 straight up and 1-6 with the college football odds. Rutgers is coming off a 41-21 loss at Pitt as 13.5 point road dogs as they went over the total for the third straight game.
It was the first game for Rutgers that followed the tragic injury to defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in the Scarlet Knights previous game against Army. Rutgers has been an awful offensive football team all season as they rank 109th overall and 97th for points scored.
Defense has been the one area that has saved the Scarlet Knights from total disaster as they rank 25th for points allowed.
South Florida has a record of 4-3 straight up and 3-4 with the college football lines. The Bulls jumped back into the Big East Conference race in their last game with a 38-30 win at Cincinnati. South Florida is similar to Rutgers in that they rank 95th overall for total offense and a respectable 20th for points allowed.
Quarterback BJ Daniels has struggled this year with a 6/10 touchdown/interception ratio but he is coming off by far his best game of the season at Cincinnati with 286 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.
Rutgers has beaten the NCAA odds in 8 out of their last 11 road games but has gotten the money in just 1 of their last 7 games overall. South Florida is a poor 6-16 against the spread versus teams with a winning record.
Rutgers has gone over the total in 7 of their last 10 games overall while South Florida has gone under the total in 8 of their last 11 games following a payout. In this head to head series the dog has covered 4 of the last 5 matchups and the series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 5 meetings.