Central Florida favored by 15 against Southern Miss on Saturday
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Central Florida Knights Odds
Bright House Networks Stadium will feature Knights vs. Golden Eagles on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 7 action.
The Knights are 3-2 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 0-5 and 1-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Central Florida go 3-2 and the Golden Eagles go 3-2 on the totals.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Knights in this game found them listed as 15-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Knights sit at No. 63 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Eagles are at No. 88 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knights will win this game 37-7.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 48-ranked offense (32.2 PPG) against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 107 at 35.2 PPG. The Knights passing attack has averaged 245.2 yards per game, more than the Golden Eagles give up through the air (200.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Eagles feature the league's No. 120-rated road run defense, allowing 323.5 yards per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 86 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Southern Miss was a 40-14 loser at home against Boise State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Desmond Johnson ran through the Boise State defense for 116 yards in Southern Miss's last game, but the Golden Eagles still lost a 40-14 decision at MM Roberts Stadium.
Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 40-20 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. Central Florida covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 60 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. East Carolina didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Knights as Central Florida blasted them 40-20 in Week 6 action.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Golden Eagles at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games when playing Central Florida
Southern Miss is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 6 games when playing Southern Miss
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Central Florida's last 11 games at home
Central Florida is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Central Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Southern Miss home to Marshall, Saturday, October 20
Central Florida at Memphis, Saturday, October 20