Check out our free Knights vs Owls pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Boca Raton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Knights vs Owls Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
Kickoff for this matchup between the UCF Knights and Florida Atlantic Owls is set for 7:30 PM ET. The game will be played in Boca Raton, FL at FAU Stadium with CBSS carrying television coverage. UCF comes into this non-conference contest, as the -8.0 point road favorite. The over-under point total is currently set at 61.0.
Knights vs Owls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: UCF Knights at Florida Atlantic Owls
- Where: Boca Raton at FAU Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- UCF -8.0, UCF -316 | FLATL +245 O/U 61.0
The UCF Knights travel to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the American Athletic.
In their previous game, the Knights fell to Louisville at home by a score of 20-14. UCF also picked up an ATS loss, as they were 5.5 point favorites entering the game. With their 34 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 62.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 427 yards, with 226 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 155th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, UCF is ranked 59th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 201 yards through the air.
On offense, the Knights are averaging 35.0 points per-game, good for 63rd in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 5, while throwing for 4. This season, UCF has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 250.0 yards per-game (11th), while handing the ball off an average of 43.5 times per-game. Heading into the game, the Knights will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 219.5 yards places them 104th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 83rd ranked team in attempts per contest (33.0).
As the Owls travel to take on the UCF Knights, they have an overall record of 2-1. This includes going 1-0 in Conference USA action.
Last week, Florida Atlantic beat SE Louisiana by a score of 42-9. Leading into the matchup, the Owls were 11.0 point underdogs. With their 51 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 62.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 246 yards, with 44 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 35th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Florida Atlantic is ranked 138th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 202 yards through the air.
The Owls head into the game with the 35th ranked scoring offense at 41.0 points per-game. Currently, they have scored a majority of their touchdowns through the air, with 9 receiving touchdowns compared to 6 rushing scores. On the ground, UCF hands the ball off an average of 45.0 times per-game, leading to an average of 228.0 yards per contest. This output places them 26th in college football. So far, the Owls are the 30th ranked team in pass yards per-game, with an average of 297.67. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 32.67 times per contest, placing them 84th in the NCAA.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Knights have an ATS record of 0-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. Through their last 5 road contests, the Knights offense has averaged 31.4 points per game while allowing an average of 33.8. UCF posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3-0 ATS.
In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 2-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-2-0. Across their 5 previous home games, Florida Atlantic has an ATS mark of 2-3-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 28.6 points per game.
Knights vs Owls Pick
Free Spread Prediction: UCF Knights -8.0
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