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Blazers vs Knights Betting Matchup Report

Central Florida KnightsUAB Blazers
Oct 20, 8:00 PM | Turf of Legion Field

Central Florida Knights vs UAB Blazers Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD0-6

The Blazers hope to be bad hosts on Thursday as the UCF Golden Knights pay a visit to Legion Field in Thursday night college football betting action.

The Blazers sport records of 0-6 and 4-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knights sit at 3-3 and 2-4 ATS on the season. UCF needs to fix up special teams errors that have played a significant role in their three losses so far.

But how can you handicap that angle? Central Florida is 7-1 SU and 5-2 ATS recently against the UAB Blazers.

View Central Florida vs UAB Odds and Stats.

NCAA Football Betting Line: The Knights were listed as 14-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. The total sits around 46 at shops such as BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Blazers, currently No. 120 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Knights, who rate No. 6 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 117-ranked offense (13.2 PPG) against a Knights defense that ranks No. 9 at 14.7 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 209.7 yards per game, more than the Knights give up through the air (143.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Knights feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 106.7 yards per game. UAB, meanwhile, ranks No. 111 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 38-17 loser as they battled Southern Methodist on the road. Central Florida failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

UAB lost its last outing, a 37-20 result against Tulsa on October 15. UAB covered in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Knights at Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Central Florida's last 9 games
Central Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing UAB
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing UAB
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games at home
UAB is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to Memphis, Saturday, October 29
UAB at Marshall, Saturday, October 29

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