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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will look to keep pace with the Houston Cougars in the Conference USA West this Thursday night with a road win over the UCF Knights.

Tulsa is 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games, but are 0-2 SU and ATS in their last two on the road against UCF.

Willie Carter had 13 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown in Tulsa’s 38-7 win over SMU last week.

The Knights currently sports a record of 4-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Golden Hurricane are 5-3 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights post a 2-6 over under record this season, while the Golden Hurricane have gone 2-6 against the number.

The UCF Tulsa point spread opened at EVEN but has moved to -2 in favor of the home side over at Bovada, making it the best underdog line on the board.

View Tulsa vs Central Florida Odds and Stats

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Knights and the No. 75-ranked Golden Hurricane, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-29 result in favor of the Knights.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 66-ranked offense (27.1 PPG) against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.6 PPG. The Knights passing attack has averaged 238.1 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane give up through the air (284.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 134.8 yards per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.

Tulsa was a 38-7 winner in its last match at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 45 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Central Florida was a 41-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They covered the 29.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

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

A few Golden Hurricane at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tulsa's last 9 games on the road
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Central Florida's last 11 games
Central Florida is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Tulsa home to Marshall, Saturday, November 12
Central Florida at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 12

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