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Tigers take on Knights in Week 5 contest

Missouri TigersCentral Florida Knights
Sep 29, 12:00 PM | Grass of Bright House Networks Stadium

Missouri Tigers vs Central Florida Knights Odds


The Knights hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Tigers pay a visit to Bright House Networks Stadium in Week 5 betting action.

They bring a 2-1 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 2-2 Tigers, who are 1-2-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Central Florida go 2-1 so far and the Tigers go 1-2.

View Missouri vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 58-rated Knights and the No. 33-rated Tigers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 41-31 win for the Knights on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Florida's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 35 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 25.5 PPG. The Knights aerial game is averaging 230 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 210.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 144 yards per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 73 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Missouri, they were a 31-10 loser as they battled South Carolina on the road. Missouri failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Missouri didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Gamecocks as South Carolina blasted them 31-10 in Week 4 action.

In their last action, Central Florida was a 33-20 winner at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (53) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Knights grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Golden Panthers in their last game, winning 33-20 at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Tigers at Knights trends to consider:
Missouri is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Missouri is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Missouri is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Missouri is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Central Florida's last 9 games at home
Central Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Central Florida's last 18 games

Next up:
Missouri home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 6
Central Florida home to East Carolina, Saturday, October 6