Syracuse vs. South Florida: Boca Raton Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 21, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

In this year’s Boca Raton Bowl, the Syracuse Orange are the favorites, but by less than a field goal (-2), over the South Florida Bulls. FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida will act as host on December 21, 2023, starting at 8:00 PM ETand airing on ESPN. The over/under in this contest is 57 points.

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Syracuse vs. South Florida Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Syracuse -2 -110 -110 57 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Syracuse vs South Florida
ATS Total Score prediction
Syracuse (-2) Over (57) Syracuse 32 South Florida 25

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Syracuse South Florida
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 25.5 (83) 30.8 (53)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 23.8 (48) 34.9 (121)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 17 (108) 17 (108)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 14 (43) 15 (35)

Syracuse vs. South Florida Betting Insights

Syracuse Stats and Trends

  • Syracuse has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing seven times.
  • The Orange have covered the spread twice when favored by 2 points or more this season (in three opportunities).
  • So far this season, five of Syracuse’s 12 games have gone over the point total.
  • The Orange and their opponents have scored a combined total of more than 57 points twice this season (in 12 games).
  • The average point total in Cuse’s matchups this year is 50.5, 6.5 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

South Florida Stats and Trends

  • South Florida has covered six times in 12 matchups with a spread this year.
  • The Bulls have been an underdog by 2 points or more six times this season, and covered the spread in four of those matchups.
  • So far this season, seven of South Florida’s 12 games with a set number have gone over the point total.
  • The Bulls have combined with their opponents to score more than 57 points in nine of 12 games this season.
  • The average total for USF games this season has been 62.9, 5.9 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Syracuse Players to Watch

  • This year, Garrett Shrader has recorded 1,691 passing yards (153.7 yards per game) while going 134-for-214 (62.6% completion percentage) and throwing 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has tacked on 460 rushing yards on 114 carries with eight touchdowns, averaging 41.8 yards per game.
  • LeQuint Allen has picked up a team-best 1,061 rushing yards (88.4 per game) and nine touchdowns. He has tacked on 36 receptions for 197 yards (16.4 yards per game) and one TD.
  • This season Damien Alford has 29 receptions for a team-high 527 receiving yards (58.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Umari Hatcher has contributed with 451 yards on 30 catches and three touchdowns. He averages 56.4 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season Donovan Brown is averaging 30.9 yards per game, with 25 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown.

South Florida Players to Watch

  • This year, Byrum Brown has racked up 3,078 passing yards (256.5 yards per game) while going 257-for-401 (64.1% completion percentage) and throwing 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has added 745 rushing yards on 189 carries with 11 touchdowns, averaging 62.1 yards per game.
  • Nay’Quan Wright has rushed for a team-leading 757 yards on 168 carries (63.1 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Sean Atkins has 86 catches and paces his team with 961 receiving yards (80.1 ypg) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Naiem Simmons’ stat line this year shows 35 catches for 581 yards and five touchdowns. He averages 48.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Khafre Brown has 404 receiving yards on 26 receptions, with four touchdowns, averaging 44.9 yards per game.

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