Bet The Peach Bowl UCF vs AuburnJosh Bailey
The 12th-ranked Central Florida Knights will look to remain perfect when they take on the seventh-ranked Auburn Tigers in the 2017 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday, January 1st. The Peach Bowl betting odds favor Auburn by 8-points over UCF. The game total is 63.
Bet The Peach Bowl UCF vs Auburn
UCF Knights (12-0) at Auburn Tigers (10-3)
When: Monday, January 1, 2018 at 12:30 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Auburn -8
Why Bet The UCF Knights To Win The Peach Bowl
Central Florida capped off their perfect, 12-0, regular season by beating 20th ranked Memphis State Tigers, 62-55 in double overtime in the AAC Championship game on December 2. Unfortunately, they will be losing head coach Scott Frost, who will be taking over the head coaching duties at his alma mater, Nebraska next season.
This season, the Knights led all of college football in scoring by averaging an insane 49.4 points per game while allowing 25.2 points per game defensively (53rd). Quarterback McKenzie Milton had a stupendous campaign by completing 69.2percent of his passes for 35 TDs and just nine interceptions. Wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith racked up 1,082 receiving yards while running back Adrian Killins Jr. rushed for a team-high 762 yards and 10 scores.
Why Bet The Auburn Tigers To Win The Peach Bowl
Auburn beat CFP No. 1 Georgia and AP No. 1 Alabama this season but came up short of reaching the playoffs by losing to Georgia 28-7 in their SEC championship game rematch on Dec. 2. The Tigers average 34.4 points per game (25th) and limit the opposition to just 17.3 points per game defensively (10th).Quarterback Jarrett Stidham completed 66.7 percent of his passes this season while tossing 17 TD strikes and 4just four interceptions while running back Kerrryon Johnson rushed for 1,320 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Betting Analysis
Auburn is very good and that they play in arguably the toughest conference in all of college football, but I like Central Florida to make a huge statement by at least covering the spread in this contest, even if Scott Frost doesn’t coach the team in this matchup. Frost is in talks to finish his final game with the Knights who hired Josh Heupel as its new coach, but I’m thinking the Knights will at least cover the chalk anyway simply because of their powerful offense.
The Knights are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win while the Tigers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Gimme UCF and the points in my back pocket everyone!