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Syracuse Orange vs. South Florida Bulls Preview

Spread, Betting Line and Week 17 Odds

December 4, 2023

The Syracuse Orange and the South Florida Bulls meet for the Boca Raton Bowl on December 21, 2023, starting at 8:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN. The Orange came out on top 35-31 last time out when they met the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Bulls picked up a 48-14 win last time out against the Charlotte 49ers.

The Orange are 3.5-point favorites against the Bulls. The total is 55.5 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Stadium: FAU Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Syracuse (-3.5)
  • Moneyline: Syracuse (-167), South Florida (+139)
  • Total: 55.5 Points

Syracuse Betting Info

  • Against the spread, Syracuse is 4-6-1 this year.
  • Syracuse has won once ATS (1-0-1) as a 3.5-point or higher favorite this year.
  • There have been four Syracuse games (of 11) that hit the over this season.
  • The Orange have won 80% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (4-1).
  • Syracuse has played as a moneyline favorite of -167 or shorter in just two games this season, and it won both.

South Florida Betting Info

  • Against the spread, South Florida is 6-5-0 this year.
  • Against the spread as 3.5-point underdogs or greater, South Florida is 3-2.
  • Of 11 South Florida games so far this season, seven have gone over the total.
  • This season, the Bulls have been the underdog seven times and won three of those games.
  • South Florida has entered five games this season as the underdog by +139 or more and is in those contests.

Syracuse vs. South Florida Comparison

Compare 2023 season stats for Syracuse and South Florida
Syracuse FBS Rank Stats FBS Rank South Florida
174.8 115th Pass yards 31st 270.7
234.6 82nd Pass yards against 133rd 301.3
184.2 30th Rush yards 29th 184.7
147.1 58th Rush yards against 72nd 154
+1 56th Turnover differential 56th +1

Syracuse Leaders

  • Garrett Shrader (QB): 1,691 PASS YDS (62.6%) / 13 PASS TD / 6 INT / 460 RUSH YDS / 8 RUSH TD / 38.3 RUSH YPG
  • LeQuint Allen (RB): 1,061 RUSH YDS / 9 RUSH TD / 88.4 RUSH YPG / 4.7 YPC / 36 REC / 197 REC YDS / 1 REC TD / 16.4 REC YPG
  • Dan Villari (TE): 20 REC / 180 REC YDS / 3 REC TD / 15 REC YPG
  • Damien Alford (WR): 29 REC / 527 REC YDS / 3 REC TD / 43.9 REC YPG
  • Marlowe Wax (LB): 85 TKL / 7 TFL / 4 SACK
  • Justin Barron (DB): 73 TKL / 2 TFL / 0.5 SACK / 2 INT
  • Leon Lowery (LB): 42 TKL / 7 TFL / 3.5 SACK
  • Derek McDonald (LB): 49 TKL / 3 TFL / 2.5 SACK

South Florida Leaders

  • Byrum Brown (QB): 3,078 PASS YDS (64.1%) / 23 PASS TD / 11 INT / 745 RUSH YDS / 11 RUSH TD / 62.1 RUSH YPG
  • Sean Atkins (WR): 86 REC / 961 REC YDS / 5 REC TD / 80.1 REC YPG
  • Nay’Quan Wright (RB): 757 RUSH YDS / 7 RUSH TD / 63.1 RUSH YPG / 4.5RUSH YPC
  • Naiem Simmons (WR): 35 REC / 581 REC YDS / 5 REC TD / 48.4 REC YPG
  • Daquan Evans (DB): 49 TKL / 10 TFL / 3 SACK / 1 INT
  • Jhalyn Shuler (LB): 69 TKL / 5 TFL / 2 SACK
  • Jaelen Stokes (DB): 47 TKL / 3 TFL / 1 SACK / 2 INT
  • James Gordon IV (LB): 42 TKL / 6 TFL / 3.5 SACK

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Syracuse vs. South Florida Over/Under Trends

  • So far this season, one of Syracuse’s games has gone over 55.5 points.
  • South Florida has combined with its opponents to score more than 55.5 points in eight of 12 games this season.
  • Syracuse’s outings this year have an average point total of 50.7, 4.8 fewer points than this game’s over/under.
  • South Florida’s matchups this season have a 62.9-point average over/under, 7.4 more points than this game’s point total.

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