UCF vs. South Florida odds, line: 2020 college football picks, War on I-4 predictions from proven model

The South Florida Bulls and the UCF Knights are set to square off in the 2020 War on I-4 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls are 1-7 overall and 1-2 at home, while UCF is 5-3 overall and 3-1 on the road. The in-state rivals are facing off for the 12th time in history and USF holds a 6-5 edge in the all-time series despite UCF being on a three-game winning streak head-to-head.

Both teams have struggled against the spread this season with UCF at 3-5 an USF at 3-4. The Knights are favored by 25 points in the latest UCF vs. South Florida odds from William Hill Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 67. Before entering any South Florida vs. UCF picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is also a sizzling 44-23 on all top-rated picks through 12 weeks of the 2020 college football schedule, returning over $1,200 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UCF vs. South Florida. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for South Florida vs. UCF:

  • UCF vs. South Florida spread: UCF -25
  • UCF vs. South Florida over-under: 67 points
  • UCF vs. South Florida money line: South Florida +1100, UCF -2400

What you need to know about South Florida

South Florida lost 56-21 against the Houston Cougars two weeks ago. USF was down 42-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for South Florida, but they got scores from QB Jordan McCloud, WR Omarion Dollison, and DB Leonard Parker, who has been filling in at running back lately.

The Bulls took Memphis to the wire three weeks ago and it was largely a function of winning the turnover battle (1-0), minimizing penalties (4-38) and bottling up the Memphis rushing attack. The Tigers only managed 98 yards on the ground in their 34-33 win as 17-point favorites and USF will be looking to implement a similar gameplan to cover as more than three-score underdogs again.

What you need to know about UCF

UCF lost a heartbreaker to the Cincinnati Bearcats when they met last October, and they left with another loss again last week. It was a hard-fought contest, but UCF had to settle for a 36-33 defeat against Cincinnati. Despite the loss, the Knights had strong showings from WR Marlon Williams, who caught eight passes for two TDs and 97 yards, and QB Dillon Gabriel, who passed for three TDs and 243 yards on 49 attempts in addition to picking up

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Opinion | Will White Women in Georgia Put Family or Culture War First?

In the run-up to Election Day, there was a lot of talk about the gender gap and the importance of the women’s vote for Joe Biden’s chances. In some polls, Mr. Biden was leading President Trump by as much as 23 points among likely female voters. The actual gap, according to an early CNN exit poll, may be closer to a far smaller 15 points.

Most of the help that female voters provided to Mr. Biden came from women of color, and especially from Black women. Despite all the talk of suburban women moving toward Mr. Biden, with the clear implication that these suburbanites were white, it was women of color in and around cities like Atlanta and Philadelphia who were most responsible for his victory. A majority of white women voted for Mr. Trump, by an 11-point margin.

True, they didn’t vote for him by as large a margin as did white men, and if college-educated, they tipped toward Mr. Biden. Still, given Mr. Trump’s well-known tendencies to denigrate women and his administration’s failure to structurally improve their communities, this depth of support for him may come as surprising.

Mr. Trump has tried to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, made court appointments that threaten Roe v. Wade, and reduced access to contraception. And he has vacillated on further relief to deal with a pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on women’s employment and economic well-being.

In 2004, Thomas Frank published his best-selling book “What’s the Matter With Kansas?,” which argued that his fellow Kansans were voting against their economic self-interest because of hot-button cultural issues. Perhaps now we should be asking, “What’s the Matter With White Women?” Are they voting on cultural rather than economic issues? Are many simply following their husbands’ lead? For some, it would seem so.

In contrast to Mr. Trump, the president-elect has a comprehensive agenda to materially improve women’s lives, including paid leave and child care, equal pay, reproductive choice, higher wages and benefits for teachers and care workers, as well as support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Mr. Biden has plans to create a White House Council on Gender Equality and his growing interest in student debt cancellation will greatly benefit women, who by certain estimates hold two-thirds of such debt.

Mr. Biden’s ability to carry out his agenda now depends on what happens in two Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January; the results will determine which party controls the Senate. Black women, once again, may hold the key but they will need white women to join forces with them if the two Democratic candidates, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, are to win.

Why should we care about Georgia? Because Mr. Biden’s ability to address issues that significantly affect women — such as child care, paid leave and reproductive health care — depends on it. And because women are not only half the population but have also become the backbone of the economy over the last few decades.

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