The Kansas State Wildcats are coming off an untimely loss and look to bounce back against Central Florida.
UCF vs Kansas State picks could be split with a line under a touchdown, but there is an edge with one team so bettors can lock in the value.
It’s a Big 12 Conference showdown, and we can’t wait for kickoff.
Here’s a look at some NCAA football odds, to consider.
UCF Riding Unbeaten Streak
The Knights are doing well at 3-0, but that’s something they’re used to entering their first season in the Big 12.
Their strength of schedule isn’t always the hardest, but they did beat Boise State 18-16 on the road in a tight battle two weeks ago.
In beating Villanova 48-14 last week, the offense was firing, despite quarterback John Rhys Plumlee struggling with three touchdowns and four interceptions on the season.
However, running back RJ Harvey has been doing work. He has 239 yards and four touchdowns from 39 carries, so expect the ground game to be used from the visitors on Saturday.
UCF is +160 with moneyline markets, so it’s a good price for only a +4 underdog.
K-State to Bounce Back at Home
Home is where the heart is for Kansas State, which is 2-0 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Losing to Missouri last week could provide the Wildcats a spark needed to make a run in the Big 12. It was a disappointing 30-27 loss, but as betting online markets suggest, a bounce back is in the cards.
“We had plenty of opportunities in all three phases,” K-State coach Chris Klieman said. “This is what Big 12 football is going to be like starting next week. You’d better get used to tight ballgames that are hard to win.”
Covering sports betting spreads is common for Kansas State. It has a good against the spread (ATS) record, and bettors should feel confident about its chances against UCF.
Bookmakers respect the unbeaten record of UCF, but that means there’s better value with Kansas State at -4.
We are more than happy to lock in that line as we expect the Wildcats to win by at least a touchdown.
UCF vs Kansas State Betting Lines
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UCF vs Kansas State Head to Head
Kansas State won the only meeting 17-13, which came in 2010.
As luck has it, that’s the -4 margin bettors see for Saturday’s game.
UCF vs Kansas State Game Information
- Game: Knights (3-0) at Wildcats (2-1)
- Date/Time: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET
- Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
- UCF vs Kansas Live Stream: ESPN
UCF vs Kansas State Game Weather Conditions
Clear conditions are expected, with the possibility of late cloud cover.
UCF vs Kansas State Game Prediction
- College football Predicted Score: Kansas State 30, Central Florida 20
Worth Betting the Moneyline?
There isn’t much value with Kansas State at -185, unless you include it in your college football parlays.
We believe there is much better value with the pointspread, but the -185 could firm considerably with live betting odds if the Wildcats start well.
Worth Betting ATS?
We would have been happy to back the Wildcats at -7, so we’re taking the -4 and locking it in.
The Wildcats are the better team, despite the loss last week against unbeaten Missouri.
Being at home helps, so bettors should expect a better effort.
- College football Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -3.5 (-110)
Worth Betting on the Totals?
The current total is 52½ points, which is cutting it too fine. We predict 50 points being scored, but the margins are too tight.
Lean to the under, but we’re not confident with this pick.