St. Petersburg Bowl: Memphis vs. South Florida Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions
The first St. Petersburg Bowl takes place this Saturday, when the South Florida Bulls match-up against the Memphis Tigers at Tropicana Field. The BUlls have a 1-2 record in their last three bowl games, which include a 56-21 loss to Oregon in the Sun Bowl last season. The Memphis Tigers needed wins in three of their last four contests, including a 45-6 win over Tulane in their last game of the regular season, to play in a bowl game at 6-6. This is Memphis’ seventh bowl game, having gone 4-2 in their last 6 games. Last season, Memphis played in the New Orleans Bowl, where they were beat by a score of 44-27, by Florida Atlantic. Memphis and South Florida have some history against one another, playing each other in four straight years from 2001-04. The series is tied at a 2-2 record, with Memphis winning the first and last games.
5dimes.com oddsmakers currently have the South Florida Bulls set as 12 point betting odds favorites against the Memphis Tigers in the St. Petersburg Bowl with the games over/under sitting at 53 total points.
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Here are some betting trends to consider in the St. Petersburg bowl:
Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.
Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. CUSA.
Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.