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Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Week 6 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Central Florida Knights


Houston Cougars
Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Houston Football Stadium

In a big game in the American Athletic Conference the defending league champion Central Florida Knights hit the road for a Thursday night national TV game at one of the contenders for their crown, the Houston Cougars. UCF is just 1-2 both SU and ATS this season, but those two losses came against two decent teams in Penn State and Missouri. Houston, meanwhile, is 2-2 both SU and ATS, including a loss but a back-door cover at BYU.

In their first meeting as conference rivals last year the Knights beat the Cougars in Orlando 19-14, but Houston cashed in as a 13-point dog.

Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Houston Cougars in this one found them as -2.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

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Computer Prediction: Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-29 win for the Knights on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Houston Cougars are 2-2 ATS. Central Florida is 1-2 against the over under total, while Houston is 0-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Central Florida injuries news.

The game pits the Houston Cougars, currently No. 45 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Central Florida Knights, who rate No. 38 in the latest survey.

How Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 66-ranked offense (31.5 PPG) against a Central Florida Knights defense that ranks No. 57 at 23.67 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 221.5 yards per game, less than the Central Florida Knights give up through the air (233 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Central Florida Knights feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 178 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 53 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Florida was a 41-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wildcats. They covered the -23-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Bethune-Cookman was unable to contain William Stanback in its last action Saturday and the result was a 41-7 Week 4 loss against the Knights.

Houston won its last outing, a 47-14 result against Rebels on September 20. Houston covered in that game as a -20-point favorite, while the 61 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Last time we saw the Rebels, they had no answer for Ryan Jackson as the Cougars rolled to a 47-14 victory at Houston Football Stadium.

Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games
Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida home to BYU, Thursday, October 9th
Houston at Memphis, Saturday, October 11th