NCAA football gambling fans will have their choice of a leading contender in Conference USA against a struggling NCAA football wagering commodity.
Kickoff for this one is set for 8PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling will have both the side and over/under odds.
The Central Florida Knights have a record of 3-2 straight up and 4-1 with the NCAA betting lines. Central Florida is coming off a midweek ESPN win over Alabama Birmingham of 42-7 on October 6 as their defense continues to impress handicappers with a national ranking of 9th for yards allowed and 8th for points permitted.
Central Florida’s offense is primarily ground oriented as quarterback Jeff Godfrey leads the Knights with 283 yards and a 5.4 yards per carry average. Godfrey has completed 64% of his passes and is averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. Central Florida is tied for the lead in the CUSA East Division with East Carolina.
The Thundering Herd of Marshall has a record of 1-4 both straight up and with the NCAA betting odds. Marshall has failed to get the money in their last 3 games that followed their heartbreaking loss to West Virginia in week 2. The Herd last played on October 2 and lost at Southern Miss 41-16.
Marshall ranks near the bottom in all meaningful statistical categories for both offense and defense. The Herd ranks 106th for total offense and 96th for total defense as first year head coach Doc Holiday will try and dig the program out of a massive rut.
Central Florida matches up well for this one with Marshall as their outstanding defense should dominate the weak Herd offense. Central Florida was highly competitive this year against BCS bowl contenders NC State and Kansas State and is a surging program with coach George O’Leary.
Central Florida has gotten the money in 9 out of their last 10 road games while Marshall has gone under the total in 6 out of their last 8 games at home. The underdog has covered the NCAA football gambling spread in 7 out of the last 8 head to head meetings in this series with the two teams going under the total in 6 out of their last 8 matchups.