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Notre Dame host South Florida on September 19th, 2020 – Betting Predictions and Odds Preview

South Florida Bulls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish betting preview, odds and picks

Jeff Scott was a highly successful offensive coordinator at Clemson. However, he is now seeing the other side of the coin. Scott has gone from a national powerhouse to a dumpster fire. South Florida is a difficult place to launch a head coaching career. Above all Scott saw College football betting advantages he could build on. No state can top Florida when it comes to a recruiting base. Programs can turn around fast in the American Athletic Conference. Thus, Scott sees better days ahead. Notre Dame likes its future as well. Coach Brian Kelly was extended last week.

South Florida Bulls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Time: 2:20 PM EST
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
TV Coverage: USA

South Florida Bulls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

South Florida +25½ (-110) 52 (-110) +1750
Notre Dame -25½ (-110) 52 (-110) -3500
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 South Florida Bulls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish CashBet Wagering Analysis

In this situation, Notre Dame carries a vastly more online sportsbook appeal. Name-brand recognition belongs to the Fighting Irish here. Most casual gamblers have no working knowledge of South Florida. Those that do are disgusted with the past few seasons of ineptitude. USF brings nothing of value for gamblers. So too are sharps weary of USF. They realize the Bulls have initiated a massive rebuild. Counter to that is the Notre Dame program with a worldwide following. And a generational fan base. Of major concern will be the Fighting Irish price. Oddsmakers have baked this factor into the cake.

A New Era begins for South Florida

Last week Scott wins his South Florida coaching debut. USF scored a 27-6 betting on college football win and payout over Citadel. Although Citadel is an FCS team a win is a win. And wins have been hard to come by in South Florida. In the win, South Florida powered to 302 rushing yards. This week will be the first true test for the Bulls new program.

It Will be Kelly’s Heroes for Years to Come

Counter to the USF opener was a Notre Dame 27-13 home win over Duke. But the Fighting Irish failed to cover as 21.5-point bet on NCAAF chalks. Duke is a superior program to the Citadel. Yet the Fighting Irish were often lackluster. Quarterback Ian Book threw for 263 yards and a touchdown. While running back Kyren Williams ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Williams added 93 yards receiving on two catches.

South Florida Bulls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Against the Spread

In sum, South Florida is 7-4 against the spread on the road. Four of their last six away games stayed under. In September road play USF is 6-1 vs. the odds. Five of their last seven in that role went under. USF won and covered their only previous game at Notre Dame in 2011. Also, in the game under the total paid. South Florida has covered three in a row at independent teams.

Notre Dame has covered three of their last four home games against the AAC. Four of their last six in that role went over. Further, the Fighting Irish have paid in eight of their last 10 home games. Five of their last nine home tilts stayed under. In September home action Notre Dame is 6-3 on the board. And then three of their last four September home games went over. The sophomore had a big day.

Namely, Brian Kelly earned a five-year extension as Notre Dame coach. Kelly has led the program to a pair of playoff appearances. He has also produced three consecutive double-digit win seasons.

South Florida Bulls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish CashBet Free Pick

As was previously noted South Florida has been a strong Betting on NCAAF value on the road. So too have they thrived in September road games. South Florida is a classic contrarian bet. Fading the public often brings extra value.

South Florida at Notre Dame CashBet Best Bet: Notre Dame Fighting Irish


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