The South Florida Bulls will look to rebound from their Week 8 loss when they host a 22nd-ranked Navy team that is playing its best football of the season coming into this matchup. Now, let’s find out which team will bring home the bacon in this intriguing Week 9 showdown as well as the latest online college football odds.
A Closer Look At The Bulls Vs Midshipmen College Football Week 9 Free Picks
When: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting Odds: N/A
Why Bet Navy
Because the Midshipmen have a powerful rushing attack and playing their best football of the season right now. Navy (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) has won two straight games including its convincing 42-28 win over Memphis on Saturday as 1.5-point favorites. The Midshipmen used their powerful triple option rushing attack to roll up a jaw-dropping 447 rushing yards in the win.
Quarterback Will Worth rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns while also tossing two TD passes in the commanding win. Navy Midshipmen is averaging 33.8 points per game to rank 40th nationally while allowing 25.0 points per game defensively to rank a respectable 48th nationally. Navy ranks fourth nationally in rushing and has forced eight turnovers this season.
Why Bet South Florida
Because the Bulls are statistically better than their opponents and are playing at home. South Florida (6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS) had their three-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 46-30 Week 8 loss to Temple while getting outscored 26-7 over the final 19 minutes and never coming close to covering the spread as 6-point favorites.
Quarterback Quinton Flowers completed 11 of 19 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns while adding 90 rushing yards and another score on the ground. The Bulls are averaging a stellar 42.4 points per game to rank 11th nationally while allowing 28.3 points per game defensively to rank 72nd in points allowed. For the season, Flowers has completed a modest 58.5 percent of his passes while the Bulls’ defense has forced an impressive 13 turnovers.
Expert Prediction and Pick
The Navy Midshipmen may have the only national ranking in this matchup, but for me, the South Florida Bulls are the pick to get the outright win at home. While Navy has gone 5-2 ATS in its last seven games, the Midshipmen re also a dismal 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games while South Florid has gone 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games and 6-2 ATS in its last eight conference games.
This matchup should be one of the most exciting and competitive matchups on the entire Week 9 docket, but for me, South Florida gets the ‘upset’ win at home!