South Florida Vs Central Florida Expert PickNoah Williams
Fifthteenth-ranked Central Florida hosts South Florida in a game on Black Friday that could lead to an undefeated regular season for the UCF Knights. The kicks off at 3:30 PM ET at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, FL on Nov 24th, 2017.
South Florida heads to Central Florida with a 9 and 1 straight up record. The Bulls are 4 and 6 against the spread this season. South Florida is 1 and 3 against the spread in away games this season. Central Florida has gone 6 and 3 ATS. UCF is 3 and 2 ATS at home. The Central Florida Knights are undefeated with a 10 and 0 record.
South Florida Vs Central Florida Expert Pick
Bet on South Florida +11 because…
South Florida’s defense has stepped it up in recent games. At the beginning of the season, South Florida’s defense was terrible. The Bulls allowed teams like San Jose State and Illinois to score 20 points against them. Even Stony Brook scored 17 versus the Bulls.
In the past couple of games, South Florida’s D hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 20 points. If South Florida’s defense can play Central Florida tough, the Bulls might cover the spread.
Bet on Central Florida -11 because…
UCF’s offense is unstoppable. The Central Florida Knights average 523.2 yards per game. That ranks fifth in college football. Central Florida boasts the highest-scoring team in Division 1 College Football. Central Florida averages 48 points per game.
The UCF Knights also sports a decent defense. UCF allows 373.6 total yards per game. That’s not a lot of yards to allow in college football. The Knights only allow 20.5 points per game. That’s not a lot of points to allow in college football.
The problem with beating UCF is that even if you’ve got your offense going, it’s difficult to stop the Knights’ offense. UCF is balanced with the rush and the pass. The Knights throw for 320.4 yards per game. UCF rushes for 202.8 yards per.
The one saving grace for the Bulls is that their defense is slightly better than Central Florida’s. The Bulls only allow 19.9 points per. Teams average 323.5 yards per game versus South Florida.
Is that enough of a difference for me to back the Bulls? It sure is. I think South Florida upsets Central Florida straight up in this big matchup on Friday, Nov. 24.