UCF vs. South Florida Prediction

South Florida Bulls vs. UCF Knights, 11/23/18 Predictions & Odds

Will No. 9 UCF finish off another perfect regular season with an impressive win at South Florida this afternoon at 4:15PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

133 UCF at 134 South Florida

Friday, November 23, 2018

4:15PM ET – Raymond James Stadium

TV: ESPN

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, UCF is the favorite on the road, as the Knights are getting odds of -14 points against South Florida. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 69.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on Central Florida on the road.

USF with ugly finish

After a great start to the 2018 season, the Bulls have dropped four straight following a 27-17 loss at Temple. USF is now 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the AAC. The Bulls are 4-7 against the spread and 6-5 with the under. USF has covered the spread in its last two games.

The Bulls are giving up 30.9 points and 431.4 yards per game on defense. Their run defense is giving up 231.4 yards per game on the ground. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are putting up 30.9 points and 456.5 yards per game. Their rushing attack is putting up over 200 yards per game. Jordan Cronkrite leads the ground attack with 1,065 yards and nine touchdowns while Johnny Ford has 617 yards and eight scores. Blake Barnett has thrown or 2,493 yards and 11 touchdowns, but also has 11 interceptions. He also has rushed for 313 yards and eight touchdowns.

UCF looks to go 11-0

Central Florida continued its unbeaten season last week with a dominant 38-13 win over Cincinnati at home. UCF is 10-0 on the season and 7-0 in the AAC. The Knights are 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 with the under. UCF has covered the spread in three of its last four games.

UCF has been pretty strong on both sides of the ball. The defense is giving up 419.1 yards per game, but allowing only 20.4 points per contest. Offensively, the Knights are putting up 43.6 points and 528.9 yards per game. McKenzie Milton has thrown for 2,577 yards and 24 touchdowns to lead the offense. He also has nine rushing touchdowns. Greg McCrae has led the ground attack with 714 yards and five touchdowns while Adrian Killins Jr. had 573 yards and four touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends

South Florida

South Florida is just 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.

UCF

The Knights are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games on grass and 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference games.

Prediction:

UCF is locked in and I don’t see a letdown happening today. The Knights were vey impressive against Cincinnati and already had their trap game against Navy two weeks ago. The Bulls are not playing very well on offense right now and that doesn’t bode well against an offensive team that is scoring in bunches. USF may have better offensive success today, but not at high enough a pace to cover against the Knights.

College Football Prediction: UCF -14

Related: UCF vs. South Florida Total Prediction

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