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Houston Cougars Host the UCF Knights in Week 9 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

The Houston Cougars host UCF on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-4 ATS mark against the 4-3 Knights in NCAA college football betting action at TDECU Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting UCF Knights opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 40-20 result in favor of the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCF Knights vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston will face the 4-3 UCF Knights, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Houston Cougars are 4-4 so far this season while the Knights are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs UCF injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 10-rated Houston Cougars and the No. 116-rated UCF Knights in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 20-ranked offense (39.38 PPG) against a UCF Knights defense that ranks No. 40 at 23.71 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 297.12 yards per game, more than the UCF Knights give up through the air (225.86 YPG on average).

Defensively, the UCF Knights feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 104.5 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

McKenzie Milton's 317-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as UCF earned a 24-16 win over UCONN on Saturday at Rentschler Field.

Houston was hammered in its last outing, as SMU ran up a 38-16 score against them at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Florida's last 9 games
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCF home to Tulane, Saturday, November 5th
Houston home to Tulane, Saturday, November 12th