Memphis vs. Central Florida Total Pick
Will Memphis and Central Florida light up the scoreboard on Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet at 12:00 p.m. ET for the American Athletic Conference Championship Game?
Matchup: Memphis (10-1) at Central Florida (11-0)
TV: ABC, 12:00 p.m. ET
Line: Central Florida -7
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 82 points after hitting the board at 81. Central Florida, meanwhile, is now a 7-point favorite to beat Memphis after opening as a 7.5-point favorite.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of Thursday morning, just over 50% of tickets are on Central Florida to cover the point spread.
Injury Report: Memphis has a bunch of injuries that have piled up throughout the year, including running back Doroland Dorceus, who is out with an undisclosed injury. On the other side, Central Florida won't have Jawon Hamilton (leg) and Derion Bacote (leg), but both players have been out for months.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 4-1 in the Tigers' last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five conference games, and is 9-2 in their last 11 games against opponents with a winning record. The over is also 8-2 in Memphis' last 10 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in its previous game.
On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Knights' last four home games, is 4-1 in their last five games overall, and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win. In Central Florida's last seven conference games, the over also cashed five times.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREDICTION: MEMPHIS/CENTRAL FLORIDA OVER 82