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BYU vs South Florida Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

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BYU vs South Florida prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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BYU vs South Florida Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 25 BYU Cougars (0-0) vs. South Florida Bulls (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL
Coverage: ESPNU

Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the No. 25 BYU Cougars and South Florida Bulls. BYU is looking to build off a 2021 season in which it finished 19th in the AP Poll. Quarterback Jaren Hall is a popular breakout pick in his second year leading the offense.

Meanwhile, South Florida is simply looking to improve after finishing at the bottom of the AAC conference last season. A 2-10 overall record left the Bulls without a bowl game appearance for the third year in a row. Head coach Jeff Scott has an opportunity to start the year with a big upset.

BYU vs South Florida Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BYU: (-465) | USF: (+340)
Spread: BYU: -11.5 (-110) | USF: +11.5 (-110)
Total: 58.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

BYU enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 58.5, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

BYU vs South Florida Prediction & Pick

These teams have only met twice all-time, but one of those meetings came in 2021. The Cougars held off a Bulls second-half comeback attempt and earned a gritty 35-27 victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Keep in mind that was one of five games Hall did not start at QB last season, though.

Hall's ability to throw the football from all kinds of angles and scramble out of the pocket if needed makes him a dangerous weapon for BYU. The Cougars always come out of the gate swinging and are 6-0 straight up in their last six games in September. Don't expect that winning streak to stop here.

Final Score Prediction: BYU: 34 | South Florida: 24

BYU vs South Florida Betting Trends

- BYU is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games against an AAC opponent.
- The total has hit the under in 15 of BYU's last 17 Week 1 games.
- South Florida is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of South Florida's last nine home games.

BYU vs South Florida Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

South Florida may not be able to pull off an upset against BYU, but there's a lot to like about its chances of keeping the score close. The Cougars is 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last four away games, while the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. Playing at home is a huge advantage.

It's important to not that the Bulls also added one of the most experienced QBs in the transfer portal this offseason. Former Baylor Bears starter Gerry Bohanon has thrown for 2,394 yards, rushed for 619 yards and accounted for 32 touchdowns across 25 college games played. He's a big-time player.

Bet: South Florida +11.5 (-110)

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