NCAA odds bettors will have West Division leading Houston hosting East Division leading Central Florida in an attractive matchup with the NCAA football odds.
Sports-Gambling opened with Central Florida as a 3.5 point road favorite for this game that will be telecast on ESPN2 with a kickoff set for 8:05 PM Eastern.
The Central Florida Knights have a record of 6-2 straight up and 7-1 with the college football odds. The Knights are riding a 4 game straight up winning streak and have paid out in 6 consecutive games while going over the total in their last 4 games. Central Florida is coming off a 49-35 home win over East Carolina.
Central Florida has one of the top rushing attacks in the country led by Ronnie Weaver’s 638 yards and 4.9 yards per carry average with 10 touchdowns. Quarterback Jeff Godfrey has 394 yards and a 5.2 yards per carry average with 5 touchdowns.
Central Florida also sports an outstanding defense the ranks 11th for points allowed. Central Florida is a half a game ahead of East Carolina in the East Division.
The Houston Cougars have a record of 5-3 straight up and 4-4 with the college football lines. Houston has gone over the total in 6 out of 8 games including 2 straight. Houston has won 2 games in a row and is coming off a 56-17 win at Memphis.
Despite losing their top two quarterbacks to injury the Cougars still rank 13th in the country for passing and 8th for scoring. David Piland threw for 292 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win at Memphis and has completed 58% of his passes for a 7.1 yards per attempt average with an 11/3 touchdown/interception ratio.
The Houston defense has been leaky and ranks 81st for points allowed. Houston is tied with SMU for first place in the West Division.
Central Florida has beaten the NCAA odds in 10 of their last 11 road games while Houston has paid out in 11 of their last 15 home games. Central Florida has gone under the total in 11 of their last 15 games versus teams with a winning record while Houston has gone over the total in 13 of their last 16 games versus teams with a winning record.