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UCF Knights vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

UCF
Knights
0 - 0
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
1 - 0
September 19, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field

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UCF
Knights
0 - 0
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
1 - 0
September 19, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
  • The Central Florida Knights have had to wait a little longer than expected to kick off their 2020 season – but they’re still regarded as one of the most dangerous teams in the nation as they tangle with host Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Knights are favored by just over a touchdown against a Georgia Tech club (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS) that opened with a 16-13 win over Florida State.

    UCF Knights vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    • Date/Time: September 19, 3:30 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
    • TV Coverage: ABC
    • Sportsbook Odds: UCF -7.5 | O/U 62 (Line History)
    • UCF vs Georgia Tech Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Knights kicked off the proceedings as 7.5-point favorites; they saw just two spreads of fewer than eight points in the entire 2019 season.

    UCF News & Notes

    The Knights have been known for having one of the most prolific offenses in college football – and that should continue in 2020, with standout quarterback Dillon Gabriel back to lead an attack that produced the second-most yards per game in Division I last season (541). He’ll also have two of his biggest receiving threats back in the fold in Tre Nixon and Marlon Williams.

    While daily fantasy players would be wise to target any or all three of these options even against a stout Yellow Jackets defense, the running back situation is a little less defined. UCF returns three elite rushers in Otis Anderson, Bentavious Thompson and Greg McRae, who combined for 1,859 yards and 20 touchdowns between them. Good luck guessing the hot hand.

    Georgia Tech News & Notes

    The Yellow Jackets struggled in Year 1 of their quest to shift from a triple-option offense to a more balanced attack – but while there were definite hiccups in their 2020 season opener, the end result was a success. Georgia Tech amassed more than 400 yards of total offense vs the Seminoles (including 277 through the air) while going 8-for-16 on third downs.

    Quarterback Jeff Sims is the best daily fantasy option out of this group given his abilities as a two-way threat. While he wasn’t perfect against FSU (throwing for 277 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions), he added a team-high 64 yards on the ground to keep the Seminoles sufficiently off balance. He was also sacked just once in the victory.

    Betting Pick: UNDER 62 (-110)

    We’re big believers in the Georgia Tech defense – and they’ve had an extra week of game situations over the Knights, who will need some time to get that big-time offense sorted.

    Shark Bites
    • UCF is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games.
    • Georgia Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 home games.
    • UCF is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games overall.

Odds

Saturday, September 19 Sat Sep 19


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-8
-110
-283
o62
-107
+8
-110
+252
u62
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-9.5
-120
-350
o63
-115
+9.5
+100
+280
u63
-105

Edge Finder

9.17
Total Score
3.75
64.83
Passing Yards
35.42
271.33
Rushing Yards
123.00
31:18
Time on Field
26:01
81.67
Number of Plays
61.00
6.50
Yards Per Play
4.34
9.17
Total Score
3.75
2.92
First Quarter
1.17
1.92
Second Quarter
1.42
2.33
Third Quarter
1.17
2.00
Fourth Quarter
0.00
64.83
Passing Yards
35.42
34.00
Pass Attempts
28.33
5.08
Pass Completions
4.08
0.58
Sacks
0.75
2.33
Sack Yards
4.83
12.75
Yards Per Pass
8.67
271.33
Rushing Yards
123.00
47.67
Rush Attempts
32.67
5.69
Yards Per Rush
3.77
0.17
Interceptions
0.17
0.42
Fumbles
0.17
0.25
Fumbles Lost
0.00
0.42
Total Turnovers
0.17
2.00
Penalties
1.50
18.83
Penalty Yards
13.42
31:18
Time on Field
26:01
81.67
Number of Plays
61.00
6.50
Yards Per Play
4.34
1.00
Punts
1.83
37.25
Punt Average
38.68
16.67
Return Yards
11.92

Head To Head

UCF
Stat Type GTECH
0-3
Record
3-0
1-1
ATS
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
15.67
Score
29.67
50.67
Rush Yds
194.67
43.67
Pass Attempts
30.00
58.02
Completion %
54.44
274.67
Passing Yds
141.00
325.33
Total Yds
402.33
2.67
Turnovers
1.67
UCF
Stat Type GTECH
0-3
Record
3-0
1-1
ATS
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
15.67
Score
29.67
50.67
Rush Yds
194.67
43.67
Pass Attempts
30.00
58.02
Completion %
54.44
274.67
Passing Yds
141.00
325.33
Total Yds
402.33
2.67
Turnovers
1.67
Sep 2/00 (1 of 3)
UCF
Stat Type GTECH
Away
Home
17
Score
21
+15.5
ATS
-15.5
O/U
8
Rush Yds
110
31
Pass Attempts
41
51.61
Completion %
56.10
247
Passing Yds
226
255
Total Yds
336
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 18/99 (2 of 3)
UCF
Stat Type GTECH
Away
Home
10
Score
41
+29.5
ATS
-29.5
O/U
92
Rush Yds
318
49
Pass Attempts
24
57.14
Completion %
54.17
253
Passing Yds
176
345
Total Yds
494
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 26/96 (3 of 3)
UCF
Stat Type GTECH
Away
Home
20
Score
27
ATS
O/U
52
Rush Yds
156
51
Pass Attempts
25
62.75
Completion %
52.00
324
Passing Yds
21
376
Total Yds
377
5
Turnovers
2

Team Records

UCF
Record GTECH
0-0
All
1-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-1
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
UCF
Record GTECH
0-0
All
1-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-1
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
UCF
Record GTECH
0-0
All
1-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
1-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-1
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

3:30pm N/A
N/A
N/A Humidity
N/A Precipitation
N/A Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
N/A

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Name Position Inj Desc

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Dec 23, 2019MARSHL48-25W-15.5/59.5-W/O310277587167194361-4
Nov 29, 2019USF34-7W-24/61.5-W/U232307539134116250-3
Nov 23, 2019TULANE34-31W-7/73.5-L/U1653194842211814020
Nov 8, 2019TULSA31-34L-17/68.5-L/U1672904571392143533
Nov 2, 2019HOUSTO44-29W-21.5/73-L/P1643044682401794190
Oct 26, 2019TEMPLE63-21W-11.5/61.5-W/O38522961445221266-1
Oct 19, 2019E.CAR41-28W-34.5/64.5-L/O197414611170313483-1
Oct 4, 2019CINCIN24-27L-3.5/63.5-L/U1262974231921493413
Sep 28, 2019UCONN56-21W-42/65-L/O230377607145281426-3
Sep 21, 2019PITT34-35L-10/61-L/O853384231962434391
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 12, 2020FSU16-13W+13/49.5-W/U161277438109198307-1
Nov 30, 2019GEORGI7-52L+28.5/46.5-L/O9940139219281500-2
Nov 21, 2019NCSU28-26W+2.5/46.5-W/O2661293952302274571
Nov 16, 2019VTECH0-45L+6/51.5-L/U53811342382234612
Nov 9, 2019VIRGNA28-33L+15.5/45.5-W/O1432293721552584131
Nov 2, 2019PITT10-20L+9.5/44-L/U86108194158204362-1
Oct 19, 2019MI-FL28-21W+18.5/46-W/O2071383451572003570
Oct 12, 2019DUKE23-41L+18/47.5-P/O1732063791971763730
Oct 5, 2019UNC22-38L+10/47-L/O1501713212113765871
Sep 28, 2019TEMPLE2-24L+9/48-L/U1311743051951273222
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