Boca Raton Bowl Predictions
The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl offers college football fans an underrated matchup on Tuesday night, as No. 16 BYU takes on 6-3 UCF at 7:00 p.m. ET from FAU Stadium in Florida. The Cougars routed most opponents this season but are the Knights a better play as an underdog?
271 UCF Knights (+6) at 272 BYU Cougars (-6); o/u 76
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 22, 2020
UCF Knights Game Notes
According to Football Scoop, UCF co-OC Anthony Tucker is expected to be the next offensive coordinator at Utah State. Blake Anderson hasn't officially been named the next head coach at Utah State, but it has already been reported by multiple outlets that he is the man after resigning as Arkansas State head coach. He's already begun to assemble his coaching staff, and adding Tucker to the mix is big news for Utah State. The two have history together, as Tucker was the running backs coach at Arkansas State during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons before taking on the same role at Maryland.
BYU Cougars Game Notes
BYU redshirt sophomore RB Tyler Allgeier (undisclosed) could be available to play in the Cougars' bowl game. Allgeier (5'11/220) did not play in this past weekend's win over San Diego State, with the redshirt sophomore running back being held out for undisclosed reasons. He could be back on the field for the Cougars' next game, which will be the Boca Raton Bowl vs. UCF on December 22. Allgeier, who rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown in BYU's December 5 loss to Coastal Carolina, has hit the 100-yard mark in each of his last three appearances.
UCF vs. BYU Betting Prediction
The Cougars are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games, are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five non-conference matchups and have failed to cover in five of their last six bowl games as well. They’re also 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight games played in the month of December and are 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous contest.
On the other side, the Knights have covered the spread in four straight games when playing an opponent that owns a winning record and are 5-1 against the number in their last six non-conference games. UCF has also cashed in six of its last eight games as an underdog and in five of its last seven games after allowing more than 450 total yards in its previous contest.
ROOFCLAIM.COM BOCA RATON BOWL PREDICTION: UCF KNIGHTS +6