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UCONN Huskies Hosting the UCF Knights Week 8 Odds and Betting Pick

The UCONN Huskies host UCF on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-4 ATS mark against the 3-3 Knights in NCAA college football betting action at Rentschler Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UCF Knights were listed as -2-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 17-14 result in favor of the Huskies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UCF Knights vs UCONN Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UCF Knights have seen them go 3-3 and 4-2 ATS so far this season, while the UCONN Huskies are at 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 4-3, while the Knights are 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UCONN vs UCF injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UCONN Huskies rated this week at No. 91 and the UCF Knights sitting at No. 119.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UCONN's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 20.86 PPG, against a UCF defense that ranks No. 51 this week at 25 PPG. The UCONN aerial game is averaging 237.71 yards per game, more than the UCF Knights secondary allows through the air, 223.17 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UCF Knights own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 82.33 yards per game when on the road. UCONN, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tre'Quan Smith was good for 103 receiving yards in the Knights's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 26-25 to the Knights.

Bryant Shirreffs handled the Bulls defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 306 yards, but UCONN still lost to USF 42-27.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Central Florida is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
  • Central Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Connecticut's last 20 games
  • Connecticut is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCF at Houston, Saturday, October 29th
UCONN at East Carolina, Saturday, October 29th