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St. Petersburg Bowl College Football Betting Line Favors Central Florida over North Carolina State

North Carolina State Wolfpack


Central Florida Knights
Friday, December 26, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 5-2 SU and 5-1-1 ATS over their last seven bowl games. NC State faces a tough opponent in the UCF Knights in this year's St. Petersburg Bowl.

Central Florida has also enjoyed recent bowl success with a 3-0 SU and ATS record in its last three bowl games. This bowl was formerly known as the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, and the betting favorite went 5-1 ATS in the last six Beef 'O' Brady's bowls. Both of these teams finished their seasons strong with UCF going 4-0 SU and ATS over its last four games and NC State going 3-1 SU and ATS over its last four games.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Central Florida Knights in this one found them as -3-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Computer Prediction: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Wolfpack to win this game on Friday 28-22. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Central Florida battles the North Carolina State Wolfpack, currently with a 7-5 mark (7-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 6-6 for the Knights and 5-6-1 for the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Florida vs North Carolina State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 31 (Central Florida Knights) and the No. 67 (North Carolina State Wolfpack) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Stats Matchup

The game also pits Central Florida's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 28.17 PPG, against a North Carolina State defense that ranks No. 69 this week at 27 PPG. The Central Florida aerial game is averaging 230.67 yards per game, more than the North Carolina State Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 197.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the North Carolina State Wolfpack own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106 yards per game when on the road. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Tar Heels, they had no answer for Jacoby Brissett as the Wolfpack rolled to a 35-7 victory at Kenan Stadium.

William Stanback ran through the East Carolina defense for 101 yards in Central Florida's last game, handing the Pirates a 32-30 setback on Thursday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Central Florida Knights Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games