FAU vs. UCF Prediction
Will No. 16 Central Florida be able to cover a two-score spread at home when the Knights face Lane Kiffin and the Florida Atlantic Owls tonight at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, September 21, 2018
7PM ET – Spectrum Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Central Florida is favored at home, as the Knight are getting odds of -13 points against FAU. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 75.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent backing Central Florida on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
UCF dominating early
Central Florida had its game with North Carolina postponed due to the hurricane but the Knights are off to a 2-0 start with wins over Connecticut and South Carolina State by a combined score of 104-17. UCF is 1-1 against the spread in the two games while splitting the over/under total. The Knights have covered the spread in three of their last four games.
The Knights have been very strong on defense, allowing 8.5 points and 371.5 yards per contest. Offensively, UCF is scoring 47 points per game while putting up 609 yards per contest. McKenzie Milton has thrown for 589 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense while three backs have over 100 rushing yards and three receivers have over 100 receiving yards.
FAU failing to cover
Florida Atlantic has picked up back-to-back wins over Air Force and Bethune Cookman after dropping the opener at Oklahoma, 63-14. The Owls have failed to cover in all three games this season and are 2-1 with the over.
FAU has been improving on both sides of the ball since the loss to Oklahoma. The Owls are putting up 32 points and 469.3 yards per contest on offense right now while allowing 39.3 points and 451.7 yards per contest. Chris Robison has thrown for 799 yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense while Devin Singletary has rushed for 210 yards and seven scores. Jovon Durante has added 23 catches for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Central Florida is 1-4 against the spread in its last five home games but 4-1 ATS in its last five games in September.
FAU is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 non-conference games but 6-2 ATS in its last 14 games against a team with a winning record.
FAU made some waves last season under Kiffin and the program is trying to turn into more than just an average mid-major, but this is a tough test. Central Florida is coming off an unbeaten season and will be rested after last week’s game was called off. UCF looks to have an offense that is going to be very tough to stop and its defense has been up to the challenge so far. I think the Knights can handle a two-touchdown spread tonight.
College Football Prediction: Central Florida -13