Houston Cougars (6-0) at Central Florida Knights (0-7)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Central Florida Knights +18.5 -- Over/Under:
The unbeaten Houston Cougars travel to the Central Florida Knights in week eight action.
The Houston Cougars have been getting solid performances on both sides of the ball and the result has been a 6-0 record. The Cougars are coming off of a 42-7 victory at Tulane in week seven behind a 461-262 yardage edge and a 24-11 advantage in first downs. Dual threat quarterback Greg Ward Jr. connected on 17-25 for 222 yards with a touchdown and interception while leading the rushing attack with 77 yards on 14 carries with three more touchdowns while Kenneth Farrow gave the Cougars another 77 yard, 14 carry effort. Demarcus Ayers paced UH in receiving with six catches for 93 yards while Chance Allen caught three balls for 69 yards and a score.
If you are a fan of the game then you are well aware that the Central Florida Knights have been a consistently strong team over the years. 2015 has been a rebuilding year as the team has yet to break in to the win column. The Knights are still looking for win number one following a 30-16 defeat at Temple in a game they led 16-14 until the Owls ended the contest with a 16-0 4th quarter. Temple led 361-134 in yards and forced a pair of turnovers. Quarterback Justin Holman had trouble hooking up with his receivers on a 10-31 effort for 67 yards and a pair of interceptions with CJ Jones catching three balls for 28 yards while leading UCF on the ground with37 yards on 19 carries.
The Cougars are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win of more than 20 points while the under is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. The over is 4-0 in Knights last 4 conference games and is 3-0-1 in Knights last 4 games overall while going 3-0-1 in Knights last 4 games following a S.U. loss. Houston and big spreads are becoming common and I’m still backing them…