Free Week 5 Prediction: Panthers vs Knights Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(2-2) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. UCF Knights (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: UCF -13.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66
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The Pittsburgh Panthers fought hard against North Carolina on the road, but couldn’t pull off the win as they fell 35-38.
The UCF Knights had little trouble outing-scoring Florida Atlantic as they rolled to a 56-36 victory.
UCF opened up as 15.5 point favorites, but have since dropped to 13.5 point favorites with about 67% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 66.5 points while the line has dropped to 66 total points.
Pittsburgh’s offense put up 402 total yards, 228 yards of which came on the ground as they averaged 6.3 YPC.
They were also able to convert 8 of their 16 third down attempts while also going 2 for 2 on fourth downs.
QB Kenny Pickett completed 19 of his 33 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Leading the ground attack was RBs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall who combined for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
WR Maurice Ffrench led all Pitt receivers with seven receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side they surrendered 486 yards, while their secondary couldn’t contain QB Nathan Elliott who torched them for 313 yards and two touchdowns.
There was plenty of offense for UCF as they racked up 545 yards to go with 32 first downs while they converted 7 of their 11 third down attempts.
Stud QB McKenzie Milton had a monster game completing 21 of his 32 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns.
He also led their rushing attack producing 81 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.
Leading the aerial assault were WRs Gabriel Davis and Michael Colubiale who combined for 175 yards and one touchdown on 11 receptions.
On the defensive side they gave up 447 yards, 320 yards of which came on the ground as they gave up 6.4 YPC.
The big difference in this one was UCF was able to force three interceptions.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-1 in PITT last 8 games as an underdog.
- Under is 12-4-1 in PITT last 17 games overall.
- Under is 11-4-1 in PITT last 16 games on grass.
- Under is 21-5-1 in UCF last 27 games in September.
- Over is 8-2 in UCF last 10 games on grass.
- Over is 6-2 in UCF last 8 games overall.
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UCF edges out Pittsburgh to keep they’re winning streak alive.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Pittsburgh +13.5
This should be UCF’s toughest contest to-date, but Pittsburgh’s defense shouldn’t present too much of a problem for Milton and company.
The question is can UCF’s defense hold off this Pittsburgh offense, and judging by the way they handled Florida Atlantic’s offense, Pittsburgh should find success against them as well.
Pittsburgh isn’t going to just lie down against UCF as they should be motivated to try and spoil UCF’s long winning streak.
Back the road dogs to play competitively and keep this contest differential less than double-digits.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: UCF 34 – Pittsburgh 27
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