Navy vs South Florida Expert Prediction, 10-28-2016 – PrecisionPicks.com
Navy Midshipmen (5-1, 4-1-1 ATS) vs. South Florida Bulls (6-2, 5-3 ATS)
Kick Off: 7pm EST
The Line: South Florida -6.5, 64
#20th ranked Navy will embark on another road trip to play the South Florida Bulls. Books have the Bulls pegged as -6.5 point home favorites but that number has been bet down from the opening line.
Navy broke ranks into the top 25 after their upset victory over then ranked #6 Houston Cougars as +15.5 point dogs. Navy is always ranked near the top in rushing with their triple option rushing attack. Navy currently ranks 4th in the nation in rushing and this is where South Florida’s defense will have to excel to stop the rush. This is something they had trouble doing vs Temple last week.
The South Florida Bulls has their three game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-2 (3-1 AAC) after being defeated by the Temple Owls, 46-30, this past Friday. South Florida struggled throughout the game stopping the Temple run game and was outscored by the Owls by a 26-7 margin over the last 19 minutes of the game.
Offensively, the Bulls are led by duel-threat QB Quinton Flowers who has completed 58.5% of his passes for 15 TD and 5 INT. Flowers also is 2nd on the team in rushing and has 8 rushing TD’s, averaging 93 RYP. The bad news for the Bulls is that Flowers injured his hamstring in the Temple game but he should be able to go vs Navy.
These two programs have met just once, with Navy prevailing last season at home by a 29-17. South Florida is a very tough place to play as the Bulls are 8-3-1 ATS at home over their last 12 games. However, this game sets up nicely for Navy and their rushing attack. I don’t see how the Bulls will be able to stop the rush, and laying this many points to a ranked team that has proven they can beat top ranked programs, is crazy. Take Navy +6.5 on the road and I like the Midshipmen to win this game out right.
Navy vs South Florida Expert Prediction: Navy +6.5
Navy vs South Florida Expert Prediction by Nathan Powers of PrecisionPicks.com.