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Sport Tulsa vs. South Florida odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 25-13 run

15:55  23 october  2020
15:55  23 october  2020 Source:   cbssports.com

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The South Florida Bulls will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they take on the American Athletic Conference rival Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday in Tampa, Fla. Although the Bulls (1-4) have never lost to the Golden Hurricane (1-1), all three previous meetings were decided by eight points or fewer. In the last meeting in 2018, South Florida trailed by 14 in the fourth quarter before scoring 15 straight for a 25-24 victory. Tulsa has not won back-to-back games since 2016, when it went 10-3.

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The game is slated to start at 7:30 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium. USF has averaged 30.0 points and Tulsa 24.7 in the previous three matchups. The Golden Hurricane are favored by 10.5 points in the latest Tulsa vs. South Florida odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 50. Before making any South Florida vs. Tulsa picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 25-13 on top-rated picks through seven weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $700 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Tulsa vs. USF. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for USF vs. Tulsa:

  • Tulsa vs. South Florida spread: Tulsa -10.5
  • Tulsa vs. South Florida over-under: 50 points
  • Tulsa vs. South Florida money line: Tulsa -370, South Florida +305
  • TUL: Junior LB Zaven Collins ranks second nationally for tackles for loss (7.5)
  • USF: Johnny Ford ranks 12th in the nation with a 26.7-yard kick return average

Why Tulsa can cover

The Golden Hurricane entered the season with the second-highest combined career rushing yards and rushing TD totals in the nation by a running back group, second only to Clemson. Tulsa returned 4,541 career yards and 51 touchdowns, led by senior Shamari Brooks (ACL tear), who has 2,700 career yards and 23 TDs, but will miss the rest of the season. Picking up the load, however, are redshirt sophomore TK Wilkerson, sophomore Deneric Prince and redshirt senior Corey Taylor II. Taylor entered the season with 1,490 yards and 22 TDs.

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Through the first two games, Prince leads the Golden Hurricane with 123 yards on 22 carries (5.6 average), while Wilkerson has carried 31 times for 108 yards (3.5 average) and one TD. Taylor has 13 carries for 61 yards (4.7 average). Prince is a transfer from Texas A&M. He played in one game there before redshirting. Wilkerson has played in 17 career games and has carried 89 times for 423 yards (4.8 average) and seven touchdowns.

Why South Florida can cover

The Bulls are tough at home, compiling a 99-51 (.660) all-time record on their home field. Leading the offense is sophomore quarterback Jordan McCloud, who tied a career best with three touchdown passes at Temple, and led the team to five touchdown drives. He is completing 64 percent of his passes this season, up from 55 percent in 2019.

Senior wide receiver DeVontres Odoms-Dukes is McCloud's top target with 15 catches for 183 yards (12.2 average) and two touchdowns. He made his first career start in Week 1 against The Citadel and scored a touchdown. He played in 12 games in 2019 and scored one TD. For his career, he has 23 receptions for 286 yards and three scores.

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How to make Tulsa vs. USF picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, with the model suggesting both teams will combine to score just 40 points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins USF vs. Tulsa? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Tulsa vs. USF spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,100 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.

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