Free Week 8 Prediction: Knights vs Midshipmen Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(5-0) UCF Knights vs Navy Midshipmen (5-1)
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: UCF -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 66
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This is a big game. With the shakeups at the top of the rankings there may be some room for a Group of Five team but that group will have to have a perfect record. UCF looks like a team that could be considered if they play well.
Navy is coming off their first loss of the season at Memphis. They would love nothing more than to rebound in a big way by spoiling UCF’s season.
The Knights are one of the most impressive teams of the season. They are 5-0 SUATS and have the top scoring offense in the nation at 50ppg. This will be a challenge though as Navy will look to slow down the pace of the game and has the ability to do so.
The UCF offense has been a juggernaut this season. They are able to run – more than 220ypg – but with McKenzie Milton at the controls they also have an impressive passing attack – 13th. They truly have everything rolling right now.
That includes the defense. They only give up 17ppg and have been especially stingy against the run. Some of that has to do with the way they have dominated so far but they also have good talent in the trenches on defense.
The AAC is the clear best conference outside the Power 5 in thanks part to Navy. They have been enjoying a good season before losing to Memphis by a field goal on the road – they pushed. With their option attack they are capable to hanging with pretty much anyone.
Navy has the top rushing attack in the nation at almost 400 yards per game. You know what they are going to do and they dare you to stop it – most of the time you can’t. QV Zach Abey has been really good moving the chains but they can also hit for some big plays.
The Navy defense is just OK. They rely on the offense to put some pressure on opponents and hope that is they are mistake free that will be good enough to win. They are not going to fly around the ball and force you into bad spots.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October.
- Knights are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Under is 5-1 in Midshipmen last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 10-2 in Midshipmen last 12 home games.
- Under is 4-1 in Midshipmen last 5 conference games.
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At some point the bubble has to burst for UCF but I think they can string things along for a lot longer to increase the drama. The hook is always a bit of a value killer but I think they walk out of Annapolis unscathed.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCF -7.5
UCF has been crushing opponents but I am not expecting that here. They are going to be able to move the ball but Navy is not going to quit, even if they get down a lot.
I am going to look closely at the first half line for this one too. It should be less than a TD given the game line and that might be a great value too.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: UCF 38 – Navy 24
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