UCF vs. Houston Week 9 Prediction
TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas will host Saturday afternoon’s American Athletic Conference clash between 3-2 UCF and 2-1 Houston at 2:00 p.m. ET. Even with the total sitting in the low-80s, will the over still cash for bettors?
177 UCF Knights (-2.5) at 178 Houston Cougars (+2.5); o/u 81.5
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
UCF Knights Game Notes
UCF sophomore QB Dillon Gabriel completed 26-of-40 passes for 422 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-34 victory over Tulane on Saturday. Gabriel (6'0/186) continues to absolutely destroy every defense in his wake, as this marks his fourth 400-yard passing game of the season. He was locked-on to Marlon Williams today, hooking up with the star senior wideout for three of his five touchdowns. It's hard to find any fault with his performance, as he was firmly in control of the Central Florida offense all day; converting 10-of-17 third-down opportunities and leading UCF to a gaudy 689 yards of total offense. UCF travels to play Houston next Saturday in what should be an exciting offensive matchup.
Houston Cougars Game Notes
Houston HC Dana Holgorsen said on Monday that he hopes to have redshirt senior RB Mulbah Car (ankle) available for Saturday's game vs. UCF. Car (6'0/215) injured his ankle during Houston's October 8 win over Tulane, and he has missed the Cougars' last two games as a result. According to Holgorsen there was hope that the redshirt senior would be able to play in Saturday's win at Navy, but it was ultimately determined that Car was not ready. Once back on the field, Car gives Houston additional depth in the backfield alongside fellow redshirt senior Kyle Porter.
UCF vs. Houston Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in five of the Knights’ last six games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games and is 4-1 in their last five games played in the month of October. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Cougars’ last four games overall, is 5-1 in their last six conference games and is 14-3 in their last 17 matchups when facing an opponent with a winning record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: UCF/HOUSTON OVER 81.5