NCAA betting odds excitement is growing for the SMU Mustangs as they are an up and rising fast commodity with the NCAA betting lines in just 3 years under coach June Jones.
The Central Florida Golden Knights will take on the SMU Mustangs in the Conference USA Championship Game from Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, FL. The game will be telecast on ESPN with kickoff scheduled for noon ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Central Florida as 9.5 point favorites.
The SMU Mustangs have a college football betting record of 7-5 straight up and 6-5-1 against the spread with an even 6-6 split on totals this year. SMU is coming off a thrilling 45-38 overtime win at East Carolina which clinched their share of the CUSA West Division title.
As would be expected with a Jones coached team the Mustangs rank 20th in the nation for passing as sophomore quarterback Kyle Padron has 3306 yards passing and a 28-10 touchdown/interception ratio. SMU can also run the ball effectively as Zach Line has 1297 yards rushing with a 6.2 yards per carry average and 10 TD’s.
Aldrick Robinson is a top shelf receiver that has 1182 yards and a 20.7 yards per catch average with 12 TD’s to complete a dynamic attack. The defense ranks 60th in the nation.
Central Florida has a college football gambling record of 9-3 straight up and 9-3 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. The Knights won the CUSA East Division going away and are coming off a 37-17 win at Memphis although they failed to cover as 26 point chalks.
Central Florida has a strong defense that ranks 18th in the nation. The Knights offensive strength is their running game led by Ronnie Weaver’s 855 yards and 4.8 yards per carry average with 11 touchdowns.
Quarterback Jeff Godfrey is 2nd on the team with 529 yards rushing and 10 TD’s while also passing for a 67% completion rate with 9.9 yards per attempt and a 12/6 TD/INT ratio. Jamar Newsome has proven to be a breakaway threat with the NCAA betting odds as he is averaging 18.3 yards per catch.