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Bulls Renew Rivalry with Undefeated UCF Knights

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The Central Florida Knights will be looking to extend their perfect SU record to 11-0 on Friday afternoon, when they renew their rivalry with the South Florida Bulls with a Week 13 college football matchup at Bright House Networks Stadium. The Knights are coming off a 45-19 win at Temple while the Bulls aim to build off last week’s 27-20 win over Tulsa as 23.5-point home chalk.

Shark Bites
  • Central Florida is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games on Friday.
  • South Florida is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of South Florida’s last 15 games on the road in November.

The Knights ended a three-game ATS slide with last week’s win over Temple as 13-point road chalk. UCF continues to lead the nation in points scored per game with 48.2, and has tallied an eye-popping 57.2 points per game on home turf this season. However, UCF remains a middling 3-3 ATS in its past three as a double-digit home underdog.

The 9-1 Bulls can edge out UCF for top spot in the American Athletic’s East division standings with an outright win, but have struggled to dominate opponents in recent weeks. USF has failed to cover in four straight, including a 28-24 outright loss to Houston as 10-point home chalk in Week 9. The Bulls are also winless SU in eight straight as heavy road underdogs, but have covered in six of seven on the road when pegged as double-digit underdogs.

USF has dominated the Knights in their past two meetings, including a 44-3 rout as 24.5-point road chalk in their last visit two years ago, and is 6-2 SU and ATS in eight all-time matchups. The point total has finished UNDER in three of their past four dates, and in three of four at UCF.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the UCF Knights in this one found them as 9.5-point favorites at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was slated to open a short time later.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 45-37 win for the Knights on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

USF Bulls vs UCF Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UCF Knights currently sport a record of 10-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3-1 ATS. The USF Bulls are 9-1 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UCF Knights post a 6-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the USF Bulls have gone 3-7 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCF vs USF injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knights rated this week at No. 5 and the Bulls sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UCF's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 48.2 PPG, against a USF defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 19.9 PPG. The UCF aerial game is averaging 320.4 yards per game, more than the USF secondary allows through the air, 200.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 151.25 yards per game. UCF, meanwhile, ranks No. 38 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Golden Hurricane, they had no answer for Quinton Flowers as the Bulls rolled to a 27-20 victory at Raymond James Stadium.

Temple didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Knights as UCF blasted them 45-19 in Week 12 action.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • South Florida is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games
  • South Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Central Florida is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing South Florida

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