Free Week 12 Prediction: Knights vs Owls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(9-0) UCF Knights vs. Temple Owls (5-5)
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Temple +14
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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What a turnaround the UCF Knights have seen under Scott Frost. After going 0-12 in 2015, they improved to 6-7 last year and now enter Week 12 of this season 9-0 and the No. 18 team in the country.
Coming away with a win straight up shouldn’t be a problem against Temple, but the question is: Can they cover with the line currently set at two touchdowns?
The Knights are coming off a strong win over the UConn Huskies. They ended up winning 49-24 thanks to a big 21-point fourth quarter, but their offense struggled for most of the game.
UCF wasn’t able to put any points on the board in the third quarter, marking just the third time all season they failed to score in a quarter.
Now on the road, the Knights can’t bank on a big fourth quarter to bail out offensive struggles. The team has won seven of its last nine road games, but it’ll need first half, as well as third quarter production.
So far this season, the Knights are putting up 47.7 points per contest, which is good enough for first in the entire country.
Defensively, UCF is giving up just 20.7 points, which is good enough for 27th in the nation.
Entering this game, the Knights are tossing for 327.8 yards per game, which puts them at 10th in the nation. On the ground, UCF collects 210.2 yards per contest—good enough for 27th.
The Owls haven’t put together a perfect season like UCF, but they are coming off two straight wins. The most recent, a 35-24 victory over Cincinnati; the one before that, a 34-26 win over Navy.
So far this season, the Owls are putting up 23.6 points per contest, which is only good enough for 105th (tied) in the entire country.
Defensively, Temple is giving up a more respectable 26.5 points, but it’s still only good enough for 66th in the nation.
Entering this game, the Owls are tossing for 256 yards per game, which puts them at 45th in the nation. On the ground, Temple collects 124.3 yards per contest. That puts them at 110th nationwide.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2 in UCF last 8 games in November.
- Under is 9-4 in UCF last 13 conference games.
- Under is 9-1 in TEM last 10 games on grass.
- Under is 9-2 in TEM last 11 conference games.
- TEM are 22-6 ATS in their last 28 conference games.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
The Temple Owls need this win. Not just to keep the momentum going, but they need it to become bowl eligible.
The Knights, while not as desperate for a win at the moment, do need to keep things going in the direction they already are to keep their AAC championship fate in their own hands.
Which motivating factor will play a bigger role in this one?
We’re betting on the latter.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UCF -14
The Owls have been impressive the last couple of weeks, and if the Knights struggle at all on offense, Temple should be able to keep this one close at home.
The catch is that we’re thinking the Knights play a good clean game all the way through.
Give this one to UCF, and give it to them by more than two touchdowns.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: UCF Knights 37 – Temple Owls 20
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