UCF vs. Cincinnati Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Central Florida is favored on the road, as the Golden Knights are getting odds of -17 points against Cincinnati. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 53.5 points. The home team has won and covered the spread in the last two meetings between these two. Tonight’s game takes place from Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The game will air live on ESPNU.
Cincinnati is 1-3 on the year following a 38-21 loss at home to Marshall last week. The Bearcats are 2-2 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last two games. Cincinnati is putting up 22.8 points and 319.4 yards per game on offense while allowing 29.4 points and 401.2 yards per game on defense. The Cincinnati D has struggled to stop the run, allowing 237.8 yards per game on the ground. Hayden Moore has thrown for 1,097 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Gerrid Doaks has run for 210 yards and two scores. Kahlil Lewis has added 24 receptions for 236 yards and four touchdowns.
Central Florida is 3-0 to start the season following an impressive 40-13 win over Memphis at home last week. The Golden Knights are 3-0 against the spread as well, covering each game with ease as they have won by at least 27 points in every game. UCF has been great on both sides of the ball, averaging 46.3 points and 539.3 yards per game on offense while allowing just 13.3 points and 309.3 yards per game on defense. The offense is being led by McKenzie Milton, who has thrown for 791 yards and eight touchdowns. Adrian Killins Jr. is the leading rusher with 192 yards and two scores while Milton has run for 186 yards.
Central Florida has already shown it can go on the road and take care of business when it beat Maryland 38-10 weeks ago. The Knights look to be a real contender for a New Year’s 6 bowl game. Oddsmakers haven’t quite been ready to give them that credit yet, but are starting to now. Cincinnati doesn’t have the offense to contend with the Knights and the Bearcats don’t have a defense that should be able to stop them. I like UCF to keep rolling.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: CENTRAL FLORIDA -17