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Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights College Football Betting Odds

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights Betting Odds

If you’re looking for a matchup between two nationally ranked opponents this upcoming college football betting weekend check out the Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights contest. The Bearcats come in ranked No. 24 in the country and have their eye on toppling No. 11 UCF. Considering that they’re a higher rank than Cincinnati, and also that they will be playing at home, will the NCAA sportsbook odds peg UCF as the favorite this weekend? Let’s take a look at the lines to get a better idea.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights – Saturday, November 17th       

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida

TV: ABC

Stream: ABC Sports

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cincinnati +7½ (-120) 59½ (-110)   +245
UCF -7½ (EV) 59½ (-110) -290
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Cincinnati Bearcats       

The Bearcats charge into this Saturday’s American Athletic matchup sporting a 9-1 record. With a 5-1 record in conference play, the Bearcats are currently tied for second in the East Division alongside the Temple Owls. With that in mind, it’s clear that this weekend’s matchup is of utmost importance for Cincy. Considering that Cincinnati is 1-2 in their last 3 against the Knights, and considering that they’ll also be on the road, it’s easy to see why the odds pegging them as the college football betting underdog this weekend. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that the Bearcats will need their offense to pick up the pace this Saturday. Right now they’re scoring 35.0 per game, which is vastly inferior to the 44.2 that UCF is averaging.

Players to Watch: Desmond Ridder (1,897 passing yards, 15 TD, 5 INT), Michael Warren II (1,082 rushing yards, 17 TD, 5.3 AVG), and Kahlil Lewis (490 receiving yards, 6 TD, 41 REC).

UCF Knights       

The Knights tumble into this conference matchup sporting a 9-0 record. With an unblemished 6-0 record in conference play this season, the Knights currently find themselves atop the East division. Considering that the Bearcats are hot on the Knights’ trail, it’s important that they win this weekend’s contest. Fortunately the odds and the numbers seem to favor UCF extensively. However, the Knights will have to find a way to score on Cincinnati’s defense. The Bearcats are giving up a slim 14.9 per game while the Knights are allotting 21.2 to their opponents.

Players to Watch: McKenzie Milton (2,309 passing yards, 21 TD, 5 INT), Greg McCrae (673 rushing yards, 4 TD, 8.9 AVG), and Gabriel Davis (571 receiving yards, 5 TD, 37 REC).

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida’s last 6 games at home
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights matchup? All in all, UCF is the better pick here. The money line is alright but the spread is inarguably better. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 38-28 UCF.

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