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UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies College Football Betting Preview

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UCF Huskies vs. UConn Huskies

We are but days away from the 2018 college football betting season. One matchup to keep an eye on in the coming days is the UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies pairing. The Knights are coming off an extremely successful season and will be looking to build on that success in 2018. The opposite is true for UConn who will be looking to rebuild in this upcoming season. Let’s check on the NCAA betting odds to see which sports bets are the most appealing.

UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies – Thursday, August 30th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut

TV: ESPN U

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
UCF -23 (-110) 73 (-110)   -2300
UConn +23 (-110) 73 (-110) +1350
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UCF Knights          

The Knights finished the 2017 season with an astounding 13-0 record. Naturally, the Knights also posted an undefeated record in American Athletic play, taking the entire conference by surprise. Few could have foreseen UCF bursting onto the scene the way they did last year. After all, they were coming off a rather meager 6-7 season. Nevertheless, after posting an undefeated record, their isn’t a program that will be taking UCF lightly in 2018. With that in mind, we can expect UCF to at least lose one game this season. But in their opener against the UConn Huskies, we can expect UCF to come out in full force.

Interestingly enough, after leading the Knights to one of their greatest seasons ever, Scott Frost would go on to accept a head coaching position at University of Nebraska. Josh Heupel will step in to fill the void. He is coming over Missouri where he served as offensive coordinator/quarterback coach last season.

Players to Watch: Mauro Manotas (24 GP, 11 G, 0 A), Alberth Elis (23 GP, 9 G, 7 A), and Romell Quioto (25 GP, 4 G, 8 A).   

UConn Huskies  

The Huskies are coming off a disappointing 3-9 season that saw them finish 5th in the East Division. Oddly enough, UConn had posted a 3-9 record the year before. With that in mind, it’s clear the program didn’t make much hedge way in last year’s season. Nevertheless, the program has retained head coach Randy Edsall. Obviously they’ve seen something out of him. We’ll have to see how he fared against UCF in this year’s opener.

Players to Watch: Bradley Wright-Phillips  (26 GP, 16 G, 6 A), Daniel Royer (23 GP, 10 G, 2 A), and Alejandro Romero Gamarra (23 GP, 4 G, 10 A).

UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTALhas gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida’s last 5 games when playing Connecticut
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The TOTALhas gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut’s last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Connecticut is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this UCF Knights vs. UConn Huskies matchup? All things considered, it’s best to stick with UCF here. There’s not much sense in taking them straight up but the totals and spread offers great options. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 49-21 UCF.  

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