Temple Vs USF Line & PickJosh Bailey
Flowers and No. 17 South Florida Look to remain Unbeaten Against Dangerous Temple in Week 4 Matchup
Quinton Flowers and the South Florida Bulls will look to remain unbeaten when they host a Temple Owls team that has won two straight and has the look of a ‘dangerous’ team heading into this contest. The Week 4 college football betting line favos the USF by 19-points to beat Temple.
If you want to know whether South Florida can get the win to keep its four-team playoff hopes alive, let’s find out right now. The Owls and Bulls meet Thursday at Raymond James Stadium with this contest airing live ESPN.
Temple Owls Vs South Florida Bulls Line & Pick
Temple Owls (2-1) at No. 17 South Florida Bulls (3-0)
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium
NCAAF Odds: USF Bulls -19
Stream: Watch ESPN
Why Bet the Temple Owls Line at +19
The Owls picked up a nice, 29-21 win over the UMass Minutemen on Saturday despite never really coming close to cover the spread as a 14.5-point home favorite. Quarterback Logan Marchi completed 22 of 37 passes for 248 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while running back Ryquell Armstead rushed for a team-high 91 yards on 17 carries. Marchi tossed TD passes to wide receivers, Keith Kirkwood, Isaiah Wright and Adonis Jennings in the win while the temple defense limited UMass to a modest 81 rushing yards and 4 for 12 success on third downs.
Why Bet the South Florida Bulls Line at -19
South Florida pounded Illinois unmercifully in its 47-23 Week 3 win to easily cash in as a 16.5-point home favorite. Dual-threat quarterback and 2016 American Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, Quinton Flowers completed 15 of 25 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns while adding his 32nd career rushing touchdown to tie Marlon Mack’s school record.
"We can still improve," head coach Charlie Strong said, "but offensively it was a major step for us. Offensively we hadn’t produced like that," in the first two games.
Flowers rushed for a team-high 106 yards while running backs Darius Tice added 105 rushing yards and one score and fellow back D’Ernest Johnson added 101 rushing yards in the convincing win. Flowers connected with four different receivers on his scoring tosses in the win.
Temple Vs USF Pick
The Owls spanked South Florida 46-30 last season, but that was under former head coach Matt Rhule who has taken his act to Baylor. Now, I like the Bulls and their first-year head coach, to beat temple and their first-year head coach, former Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins.
Temple has gone 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while South Florida is 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record. South Florida looked absolutely phenomenal against Illinois and defensive-minded head coach Lovie Smith and I’ve got to believe they’re going to do the same against a Temple team that has just about as much talent as the Fighting Illini’. The spread looks huge, but the Bulls will cover it!
Pick: South Florida -19