Miners vs Knights Betting Matchup Report
Central Florida Knights vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
The Miners hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Knights pay a visit to Sun Bowl in Week 11 betting action.
The Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Miners are 3-6 ATS. Central Florida is 7-2 against the total, while Texas El Paso is 3-6 versus the number.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Knights in this one found them as 12-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Miners - Knights odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 100 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Knights sit at No. 25. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 42-17 win for the Knights.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas El Paso's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 19.1 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 25 this week at 20.9 PPG. The Miners aerial game is averaging 236.1 yards per game, more than the Knights secondary allows through the air, 204.1 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Knights own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 157.8 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 56 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Central Florida was a 42-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors. Latavius Murray tore up the turf for 155 rushing yards in the latest Knights game, a 42-17 win over the Mustangs at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Texas El Paso was a 45-35 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Houston. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (80) made winners of OVER bettors. Nathan Jeffery ran through the Houston defense for 137 yards in Texas El Paso's last game, but the Miners still lost a 45-35 decision at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Knights at Miners trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Central Florida's last 8 games on the road
Central Florida is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games at home
Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Central Florida at Tulsa, Saturday, November 17
Texas El Paso at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 17