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Point Spread Favors the Knights in NCAA College Football Battle with the SMU Mustangs

SMU looks to cover the Mustangs-Knights point spread this week and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host UCF in Week 10 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the SMU Mustangs in this game found them listed as 14-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 46-28 win for the Knights. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCF Knights vs SMU Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

SMU will face the 7-0 UCF Knights, who own a 5-1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the SMU Mustangs are 4-4 so far this season while the Knights are 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and SMU vs UCF injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 55 (SMU Mustangs) and the No. 11 (UCF Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the SMU Mustangs No. 9-ranked offense (41.5 PPG) against a UCF Knights defense that ranks No. 25 at 19.71 PPG. The SMU Mustangs passing attack has averaged 319.88 yards per game, more than the UCF Knights give up through the air (213.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the UCF Knights feature the league's No. 33-rated road run defense, allowing 134.33 yards per game. SMU, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

Ben Hicks led the way last time out for the Mustangs, connecting for 338 passing yards and a 38-34 victory over the Golden Hurricane at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCF home to UCONN, Saturday, November 11th
SMU at Navy, Saturday, November 11th