Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-1)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1) are hitting the road to Bounce House on Saturday where they will go up against the UCF Knights (5-2). Cincinnati opens as 1-point underdogs. The over/under is 56.
The Cincinnati Bearcats head into this game 6-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Bearcats took on the SMU Mustangs and earned the victory with a final of 29-27. Charles McClelland was the rushing leader for the Bearcats with 16 carries for 129 yards (8.1 yds per carry). Ben Bryant connected on 18/35 with 200 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 99.4 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Bearcats conceded 80 yards on 31 attempts, which calculates to 2.6 yards per rush surrendered. Cincinnati allowed 21 pass completions on 40 attempts for 179 yds, and a completion rate of 52.5%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 77 plays which converted into 379 yds. The Cincinnati Bearcats ended up running the ball 42 different times and accumulated 179 yards, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per tote.
Concerning scoring, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an average of 36.9 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 160.0 yards on the ground ranking them 61st in the nation. The Bearcats have racked up 2,992 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Cincinnati has compiled 15 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Cincinnati has accounted for 141 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 67 infractions for 603 yards. They have turned the football over 11 different times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Bearcats are allowing 1,297 yds which has them sitting in 17th in the nation. They have relinquished 185.3 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 51.4%. Overall, they have yielded 305.4 yards per game putting them at 17th in D-1. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 2.8 yards per running attempt and 120.1 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have allowed 841 rushing yards through 7 contests. The Bearcats are ranked 39th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 22.0 PPG.
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The Knights head into this game 5-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Knights went home defeated by a final of 34-13 when they played the East Carolina Pirates. John Rhys Plumlee ended the game with 296 yards on 25/37 through the air while his QB rating was 118.6. He threw 3 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.0. Isaiah Bowser carried the rock 11 times for 63 yds, finishing the game with 5.7 yds per carry for UCF. The Knights finished the contest with 426 yds while they ran 69 plays (6.2 yds per play). UCF ran for 4.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 130 yds on 32 attempts. UCF conceded 33 rushing attempts for 147 yds (4.5 yards per rush). The Knights passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 83.3%, surrendering 311 yds on 30 out of 36 passing.
The UCF Knights average 511.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 6th in the country. The UCF offense has compiled 400 yds of penalties on 42 infractions, which ranks 86th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season thus far, the Knights have racked up 1,880 yards via the pass together with an average of 268.6 passing yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Knights rank 20th in the country scoring 37.3 PPG.
UCF has yielded a total of 892 yards rushing (127.4 yards per game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 226.7 yards per contest, ranking them 66th in the nation. The Knights defense has been on the field for 477 plays, which is good for 43rd in D-1. The Knights are giving up 17.1 PPG, which has them sitting 15th in Division 1. In total, they have allowed 120 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -1
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