Tigers Knights Betting Preview for Week 8
Central Florida Knights vs Memphis Tigers Odds
Central Florida travels to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-2 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Tigers.
They battle the Knights, currently with a 4-2 mark (3-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Tigers and 4-2 for the Knights.
Betting Line: Memphis were sitting as 24.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Tigers sit at No. 121 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Knights are at No. 35 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knights will win this game 37-13.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 115-ranked offense (18.3 PPG) against a Knights defense that ranks No. 46 at 22.8 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 160.7 yards per game, less than the Knights give up through the air (214.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Knights own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 162.5 yards per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Central Florida was a 38-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the total score (69) made winners of OVER bettors. J.J. Worton was good for 117 receiving yards in the Knights's most recent action, helping his team to a 38-31 victory over the Golden Eagles.
Memphis was a 41-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Pirates as East Carolina blasted them 41-7 in Week 7 action.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Knights at Tigers trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
Memphis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Central Florida at Marshall, Saturday, October 27
Memphis at Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 27