Friday Night College Football Odds: Cincinnati Vs. South Florida, Wyoming Vs. Boise State

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As we head into Week 11 of the college football season, we take a glance at the Friday night games and odds that will serve as a springboard to Saturday’s packed college football menu.

No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats At South Florida Bulls Sportsbook Odds

MIAO Miami (OH) vs UAB UAB Odds NCAAF Odds

NCAAF · Fri (12/16) @ 11:35am ET

MIAO Miami (OH) at UAB UAB
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

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Our Pick: Under 58½ (-110)

Thanks to Tulsa repeatedly tripping over itself near the goal line late last Saturday in Cincinnati, the Bearcats (9-0) survived at home, 28-20 as 23-point favorites, to remain, tenuously, in the national-playoff picture.

The Bulls (2-7) will not offer such a test. They allow 36.5 points to foes, among the bottom 15 teams in the country. Cincinnati is fourth in both 0.605 points per play on offense and yielding a scant 0.212 on defense.

South Florida does not possess the arsenal to help threaten this total or keep up with Cincinnati, which will turn it up on both sides of the ball to impress committee members—and a national ESPN2 audience—after last week’s near-debacle.

Cincinnati, though, has been toying with a delicate balance, of aggressiveness against cheap, stupid penalties with ramifications that endure beyond just a play.

Tulsa brought that out of the Bearcats, but they have displayed such tendencies against others, too. At this point, they can’t afford to lose a key player or two for something stupid.

Wyoming Cowboys At Boise State Broncos Sportsbook Odds

MIAO Miami (OH) vs UAB UAB Odds NCAAF Odds

NCAAF · Fri (12/16) @ 11:35am ET

MIAO Miami (OH) at UAB UAB
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

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Our Pick: Boise State -13 (-110)

All the Broncos (5-4) did last weekend was produce the most impressive victory, so far, in the Mountain West Conference.

Fresno State must have been exhilarated from its stirring triumph over Nevada a week earlier, but Boise State splashed ice-water buckets all over the hosts in a 40-14 decision in Fresno.

It was the third win in four games for the Broncos, who are 14-1 all-time against Wyoming. Plus, Boise has won the last 10 meetings by an average of 26 points. Boise, we say, catches fraudulent Utah State atop the MWC Mountain Division this weekend.

The Cowboys (5-4) have averaged only 0.252 points per play over their past three games, in the bottom 20 in the nation.

That includes last weekend’s outburst by quarterback Levi Williams (two passing TDs, 116 rushing yards that included a 43-yard scoring run) and tailback Titus Swen (166 yards on 21 runs).

Those were anomalies. This is the same offense that tallied a mere three points over a recent stretch of 11 consecutive full quarters.

For the second time this season, Boise quarterback Hank Bachmeier averaged double-digit yards per attempt (15-for-27, 283 yards, 1 TD) against Fresno State. The other one beat UTEP. On his familiar blue Astroplay turf, he does it again in a pasting of Wyoming.

About the Author
Rob Miech

Rob Miech

Rob Miech is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today who covers soccer and specializes in features content. He has written about college hoops for the Las Vegas Sun, CBS SportsLine and the Pasadena Star-News. Miech is the author of four books, including Sports Betting for Winners.

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