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Point Spread Favors the Pirates in NCAA College Football Battle with the UCF Knights

The East Carolina Pirates host UCF on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 ATS mark against the 2-2 Knights in NCAA college football betting action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting UCF Knights opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 22-9 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the East Carolina Pirates are 2-2 overall and 2-2 ATS against the spread, while the Knights are 2-2 and 3-1 ATS. As for the totals, East Carolina is 3-1 on the OU, and UCF is 2-2 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and East Carolina vs UCF injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 65 (East Carolina Pirates) and the No. 125 (UCF Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits East Carolina's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 29.25 PPG, against a UCF defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 23.75 PPG. The East Carolina aerial game is averaging 368 yards per game, more than the UCF Knights secondary allows through the air, 175.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UCF Knights own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 99.5 yards per game when on the road. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

FIU didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Knights as UCF blasted them 53-14 in Week 4 action.

Philip Nelson handled the Hokies defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 362 yards, but East Carolina still lost to Virginia Tech 54-17.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Central Florida is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • East Carolina is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • East Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of East Carolina's last 10 games
  • East Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCF home to Tulane, Friday, October 7th
East Carolina at USF, Saturday, October 8th

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