Stanford vs. UCF Prediction
Will No. 17 Central Florida pick up another big win and cover when the Knights play host to Stanford today at 3:30PM ET?
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 -9 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 59.5 points. The public betting currently has 82 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.
Knights keep on winning
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.
Stanford beat up by 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.
College Football Betting Trends
UCF has covered in seven of its last eight games in September and 7-2 ATS in its last nine home games.
The Cardinal are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games in September, but 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games following a loss.
It will be interesting to see if Stanford can do much with Costello back under center. It didn’t help at home against Northwestern, so I am not sure it will help much on the road against UCF. The Knights have a big challenge against this Stanford defense, but I suspect the Knights will still find ways to score at home. They may not put up a big point total for the game, but I think they can put up enough to cover. Stanford relies to heavily on defense to win, but this offense it is facing will be too much for it to stop.
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