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UCF Knights Hosting the Maryland Terrapins Week 3 Odds and Betting Pick

Maryland travels to UCF on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-0 mark in Week 3 action with a victory over the Knights.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the UCF Knights in this one found them as 9-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Terrapins to win this game on Saturday 30-13. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Maryland Terrapins vs UCF Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the UCF Knights are 1-1 ATS. Maryland is 0-2 on the over under betting totals; UCF is 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCF vs Maryland injuries news.

The game pits the UCF Knights, currently No. 127 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Maryland Terrapins, who rate No. 97 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UCF Knights No. 84-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Maryland Terrapins defense that ranks No. 26 at 13.5 PPG. The UCF Knights passing attack has averaged 160.5 yards per game, less than the Maryland Terrapins give up through the air (185 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Maryland Terrapins feature the league's No. 45-rated road run defense, allowing 202 yards per game. UCF, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland won its last game, 41-14 over FIU on Friday, behind a 147-yard receiving performance from D.J. Moore at FIU Stadium.

UCF was hammered in its last outing, as Michigan ran up a 51-14 score against them at Michigan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Maryland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Maryland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Central Florida is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Purdue, Saturday, October 1st
UCF at FIU, Saturday, September 24th