Southern Methodist vs. UCF Prediction
Undefeated and 12th-ranked Central Florida is enjoying another fantastic season as it gets set to take on visiting Southern Methodist in a conference game Saturday night. Will the heavily favored Knights cover the spread to keep its season rolling along?
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Spectrum Stadium at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Knights are a 24-point favorite to win on the moneyline. The over-under sits at 75 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are siding with host UCF. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
SMU rolls past Houston Baptist
Southern Methodist improved to 2-3 on the season against a lesser opponent in its last game as it dominated Houston Baptist to the tune of 63-27. Quarterback William Brown finished 12-of-20 through the air for 309 yards with two TDs and one INT. Braeden West carried 12 times for 69 yards and two scores. Jared Miles, J.R. Griffin and Austin Upshaw all rushed for a touchdown. Reggie Roberson Jr. made four catches for 104 yards. Tyler Page had three receptions for 102 and a TD. James Proche, Ben Redding and Judah Bell all made a touchdown catch. Kyran Mitchell paced the defense with seven tackles.
UCF cruises past Pitt
Quarterback McKenzie Milton accounted for six touchdowns as UCF blasted Pitt by a score of 45-14. Milton was 18-of-34 passing for 328 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 10 times for 51 yards and two TDs. Greg McCrae had 10 carries for 64 yards. Adrian Killins Jr. recorded three catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. Gabriel Davis, Otis Anderson and Michael Colubiale all made a touchdown reception. Nate Evans registered a team-best 11 tackles.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mustangs are 96-128 ATS playing with six or less days of rest since 1992. Southern Methodist has won the lone matchup ATS in the last three seasons.
The Knights are 19-9 ATS in all games over the last three seasons. The last meeting went under the total.
UCF is giving up a lot of points here, but it just creamed Pitt by 31 and SMU didn't exactly have the best tuneup game in Houston Baptist. The Knights still feel like their proving their worth to the nation as a powerful program and dominating opponents like this is a must. Lay the points with UCF.
PREDICTION: UCF -24