UCF vs. South Carolina State - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-1) at UCF Knights (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Bright House Networks Stadium)
The Line: UCF Knights -45.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina State Bulldogs and UCF Knights meet Saturday in college football action at Spectrum Stadium.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs could use a bounce back performance after losing to Georgia Southern, 6-37. The South Carolina State Bulldogs have not won a road game since 2016. Dewann Ford is completing 16.6 percent of his passes for 17 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Ford and Nick Tyrece are a combined 2-9 throwing the ball this season. Will Vereen and De'Montre Burroughs have combined for 31 receiving yards on two receptions. The South Carolina State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 120 yards per contest, and Tyrece leads the way with 66 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, South Carolina State is allowing 37 points and 348 yards per game. Chris Adams leads the South Carolina State Bulldogs with seven tackles, Jaylen Evans has two tackles for loss and Alex Brown has one pass deflection.
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The UCF Knights look for their 15th straight victory after beating UConn in their opener, 56-17. The UCF Knights haven’t lost a home game since December of 2016. McKenzie Milton is completing 75 percent of his passes for 346 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Milton has a combined 12 touchdown passes in his last three games. Tre Nixon and Dredrick Snelson have combined for 191 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Adrian Killins Jr. has two receptions. The UCF Knights ground game is averaging 296 yards per contest, and Darriel Mack Jr. leads the way with 70 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, UCF is allowing 17 points and 486 yards per game. Pat Jasinski leads the UCF Knights with 10 tackles, Trysten Hill has two tackles for loss and Richie Grant has one interception.
The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. The Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September. The over is 5-0 in Knights last 5 home games and 7-1 in Knights last 8 games on grass.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs got nothing going against Georgia Southern, and now they're playing a team that's more talented on both sides of the ball. The UCF Knights could put up 70 points in this game if they wanted. However, I'm not a fan of laying monster numbers in games like this, as you open yourself up to a backdoor cover when the favorite calls the dogs off. Instead, I'll side with the over. UCF will get whatever it wants offensively and should be able to get close to this total by itself.