UConn at UCF - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (2-3) at Central Florida Knights (0-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm (Bright House Networks Stadium)
The Line: Central Florida Knights -2.5 -- Over/Under: 38 See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and UCF Knights square off Saturday afternoon at Bright House Networks Stadium.
The UConn Huskies could use a nice road victory to get back to a .500 record. Bryant Shirreffs is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,015 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Shirreffs has three touchdown passes in his last two games. Noel Thomas and Arkeel Newsome have combined for 466 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tyraiq Beals has 16 receptions. The UConn Huskies ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Newsome leads the way with 221 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, UConn is allowing 19.8 points and 344 yards per game. Andrew Adams leads the Huskies with 42 tackles, Folorunso Fatukasi has 3.5 sacks and Jhavon Williams has two interceptions.
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The UCF Knights need a win in the worst way after a brutal 0-5 start to the year. Bo Schneider is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 534 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Justin Holman is questionable with a hand injury. Tre'Quan Smith and Chris Johnson have combined for 435 yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Akins has 14 receptions. The UCF Knights ground game is averaging 49.4 yards per contest, and Taj McGowan leads the way with 130 yards on 50 carries. Defensively, UCF is allowing 27.6 points and 389.4 yards per game. Domenic Spencer leads the Knights with 33 tackles, Chequan Burkett has three pass deflections and Cedric Thompson has a forced fumble. Dontravious Wilson is questionable while Drico Johnson is doubtful.
The Huskies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
UCF does almost nothing right, as the Knights have zero running game and a defense that allows touchdown after touchdown. Meanwhile, UConn has an above-average defense and an offense that can move the ball from time to time. I just can't eat chalk with a team that's a bad 0-5. Give me UConn here.