Light-years the Difference
The UCF Knights are 8-3 and currently ranked inside the Top 25, so taking on the 1-10 South Florida Bulls should be a walk in the park.
The Knights have also been a better team against the spread at the sportsbook, but covering a 19½-point spread is never a simple task.
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Knights Charging Ahead
There aren’t many bettors expecting the Knights to lose consecutive games, which is bad news for the Bulls.
They lost 17-14 last week to Navy, which dented their confidence but they have an ideal chance to get back to their winning ways on Saturday.
The defeat followed wins over Cincinnati, Memphis, and Tulane, so they had beaten two ranked teams and everything was looking good. However, despite the loss, they are 7-4 ATS and that’s what bettors care about.
Covering big betting online spreads isn’t what they’re used to recently, but NCAAF odds expect a big victory and we’re not sure if the Bulls will be able to stop them on offense.
The health of quarterback John Rhys Plumlee is a concern.
“Then there right before halftime, John Rhys’ shoulder has been bothering him,” coach Gus Malzahn said.
Last week he fell on it during that pass, and he tried to throw the Hail Mary up and he didn’t get it there. I just felt like it was time to make a change with Mikey (Keene). He gave us a really good lift, right out of halftime right there. We had trouble protecting after that. I think we had five sacks; more sacks than we’ve given up all year. With that, we just never got in a rhythm.”
Bulls Not Charging
The Bulls have run out of puff after riding a long losing streak, including a 48-42 loss to Tulsa last week.
They have been an awful bet at 4-7 and they are getting no respect from bookmakers with good reason,
Allowing 40.7 points per game on defense isn’t going to win many games and they have allowed totals of 45, 42, 54, 41, and 48 from their last five games.
It’s a dreadful statistic and not even playing at home could save them. However, are they good enough to cover the +19½ line? We haven’t seen enough to suggest they can keep this game close.
They are 2-0 ATS in the last two games against UCF, which could give bettors an angle for backing the Bulls.
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UCF vs South Florida Head-to-Head
UFC has won the last five games against South Florida but covered the spread in only two of those games.
The most recent meeting came in 2021 when UCF won 17-13.
UCF vs South Florida Game Information
- Game: UCF (8-3, 5-2 in AAC) vs South Florida (1-10. 0-7)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26th, 7:00 pm ET
- Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- How to watch UCF Vs South Florida? ESPN
UCF Vs South Florida Live Stream: ESPN
UCF vs South Florida Picks & Prediction
We can’t put our hard-earned money on South Florida given its current form. Therefore, we’re taking UCF to cover the Las Vegas lines number.
We also expect little defense to be played, so over 68 points is also worth including.
The UCF Knights are listed at -1200 in our Vegas NCAAF lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Knights, you have a chance to win $8. The South Florida Bulls are +750, offering a chance to win $750 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives UCF Knights a 92.31% chance to win, with South Florida Bulls at 11.76%.
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