The University of Central Florida Knights have been on a remarkable run as 2017 as a portion of their AAC’s rise into the conversation of becoming a”Power Six” football conference.
On the way, UCF had just two undefeated seasons and a 25-game win series culminating at an eight-point reduction to SEC powerhouse LSU in the last year’s Fiesta Bowl.
While the Knights are not even in the College Football playoff conversation (again) due largely to their strength of schedule, they have quietly turned into a dispersed covering machine for bettors.
During their 2017 effort that is undefeated the Knights increased that victory to 9-4 ATS in 2018 and were 8-4-1 versus the amount.
So far about the 2019 program under head coach Josh Heupel, UCF is 2-0 against the spread, easily covering a enormous 44 points at UCF Florida A&M before covering 13.5 vs Florida Atlantic by a factor of three at a 48-14 win. That is precisely the Owls group that scored 21 points against CFP contender Ohio State in Week 1 and coated.
Speedy math tells us UCF is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games and 19-8-1 versus the spread because the start of the 2017 season. Only Fresno State (20-6-2 ATS) has a better mark over the 28-game interval but they perform in the Mountain West and do not get a whole lot of attention.
They Feel Disrespected and Take No Prisoners
Its fan base and this group have been very vocal about the Knights’ remedy in the playoff conversation in a system that was imperfect. On the area, UCF has embraced the”control the controllables” mindset and it’s working on them.
Maybe Josh Heupel Just Covers Spreads
Before leaving Missouri the Tigers went on a 7-2 ATS conduct to complete the 2017 year old. That usually means that Josh Heupel coached offenses are 11-6 ATS since October 7, 2017.
They A Great Football Team
Have we contemplated that the simple fact that the Knights are simply a soccer team?
Last calendar year, UCF finished with the 5th-most yards per game on offense and the No. 6 scoring crime. Defensively they were No. 24 in points against and No. 32 in passing yards allowed.
So much in 2019, the Knights have the No. 23 scoring offense and the No. 5 scoring shield.
I’m betting on them to cover vs Stanford this week and unless oddsmakers start adjusting, I’ll be backing them.