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Houston Favored by -18.5 Against Central Florida on Saturday - Week 8 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

The Central Florida Knights will do battle with the visiting Houston Cougars on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Central Florida Knights were 18.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 41-18 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs Central Florida Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights currently sport a record of 0-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-6 ATS. The Houston Cougars are 6-0 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Central Florida Knights post a 3-3-1 over under record this season, while the Houston Cougars have gone 3-2-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Florida vs Houston injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 76-rated Central Florida Knights and the No. 17-rated Houston Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Central Florida's No. 127-ranked offense, averaging 15.71 PPG, against a Houston defense that ranks No. 35 this week at 21.33 PPG. The Central Florida aerial game is averaging 202.29 yards per game, less than the Houston Cougars secondary allows through the air, 277.17 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Houston Cougars feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 104 yards per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tulane didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cougars as Houston blasted them 42-7 in Week 7 action.

In their last game, Central Florida got a 199-yard performance from Jahad Thomas, but Temple prevailed 30-16.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Central Florida is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 31st
Central Florida at Cincinnati, Saturday, October 31st