Stanford vs. UCF Total Pick
Can Stanford go on the road and slow down No. 17 UCF when the two meet up on Saturday at 3:30PM ET in non-conference football action?
Game Snapshot & Odds
135 Stanford vs. 136 UCF
Saturday, September 14, 2019
3:30PM ET – Spectrum Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, UCF is favored at home in this game, as the Knights are getting odds of -7.5 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 61.5 points. The public betting currently has 86 percent going on UCF as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cardinal falter at USC
After grinding out a 17-7 win over Northwestern in the opener, Stanford struggled on the road last week in a 45-20 loss at USC. The Cardinal are 1-1 against the spread thus far on the year while going 1-1 with the over/under total.
Offense hasn’t been a strength early on for Stanford, as the Cardinal are putting up just 18.5 points and 350 yards per game thus far. Defensively, Stanford is giving up 26 points and 351 yards per game. K.J. Costello had to miss last week’s game with a head injury. He threw for 152 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern prior to getting injured, but is expected to play this week. Davis Mills will go this week if Costello can’t return. He has 318 yards with one TD and one INT. Cameron Scarlett is the leading rusher for Stanford with 179 yards while Connor Wedington is the leading receiver with 136 yards on 12 receptions.
UCF keeps rolling along
The Knights continued their lengthy regular-season winning streak by blasting FAU 48-14 on the road last weekend. UCF is 2-0 on the season and 2-0 against the spread while hitting the under in both games.
UCF has continued to be impressive on both sides of the ball. The Knights are putting up 55 points and 634 yards per game on offense right now while holding opponents to seven points and 205 yards per game on defense. Dillon Gabriel has emerged as the man under center. He has thrown for 372 yards and five touchdowns to best Brandon Wimbush, the ND transfer, who has thrown for 168 yards and two scores. The Knights have four players with over 110 rushing yards already. Bentavious Thompson is leading the way with 155 yards and a score. Gabriel Davis is leading the receivers with six catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Stanford is 6-1 with the over in its last seven games following a loss and in four of its last five on grass.
The Knights have hit the under in nine of their last 12 games overall and in eight of their last 11 games on grass.
Stanford hasn’t looked good offensively at any point this season, including the win over Northwestern where it had to scratch and claw for 17 points. Costello returning won’t make a huge difference on there, as Stanford is going on the road to play a fast and motivated UCF defense. The Knights have been electric on offense and could continue that this week, but they are also facing the best defense they have faced thus far. I would expect some of these offensive numbers to come back a little bit, which should allow the under to hit.
College Football Week 3 Prediction: Stanford/UCF Under 61.5