Connecticut vs. UCF Odds

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ORLANDO, FL (The Spread) – No. 21 Central Florida looks to validate its ranking on Saturday when it hosts Connecticut at Noon ET on ESPN3.

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Central Florida is 5-1 on the season, 2-0 in the AAC, 1-1 at home and 5-1 against the spread. Connecticut is 0-6 overall, 0-2 in the AAC, 0-2 on the road and 1-5 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that Connecticut is 1-5-1 against the spread in its last 7 road games while UCF is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on grass and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Central Florida is the favorite at home, as the Knights have odds of -22.5 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Central Florida favored by 22.5. The spread dropped to 22 for a short time before moving back to its opening mark. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 52.5.

Central Florida is coming off a 38-35 win over Louisville on the road last Friday. It was the biggest win of the season for the Knights. Their lone loss this year was 28-25 against South Carolina. For the season, UCF is allowing just 19.7 points per game while scoring 32.8 points per game offensively. Quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown for 1,584 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Storm Johnson has 564 rushing yards with eight scores.

Connecticut remained winless thanks to a 41-16 loss at Cincinnati last week. The Huskies have allowed at least 30 points in four of their six games this season and haven’t scored more than 21 points in any single game. For the season, UConn is averaging 16.3 points on offense and giving up 30.7 points per game. Chandler Whitmer is leading the offense with 896 passing yards and five scores while Geremy Davis has 33 receptions for 528 yards.

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In terms of Injuries, Connecticut guard Gus Cruz (heart) is doubtful while cornerback Tyree Clark (ankle) is questionable. Central Florida has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Central Florida, as the Knights are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -22.5 points against Connecticut on Saturday.

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