UCF at Houston 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

UCF at Houston 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Cougars (2-1) vs UCF Knights (3-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm (TDECU Stadium)

Betting Odds: Houston Cougars +3.5 -- Over/Under: 76.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UCF Knights and Houston Cougars face off on Saturday in college football action at TDECU Stadium. 

The UCF Knights have been fun to watch this season but they probably aren’t very happy that they currently sit with a 3-2 record. After covering the spread in the first game of the year against Georgia Tech they have failed to cover the spread in each of the last four games. In the last game against Tulane, the defense was again an issue, but the offense was elite putting up 51 points and that led to the victory. Under center for the Knights, it’s Dillion Gabriel who has thrown for 2178 yards, 19 touchdowns, and two interceptions. In this game the offense of course will need to be good, but they are facing a good offensive team, so the defense is going to need to be better.

On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Cougars who have played three games so far this year, winning two of them. The one loss this year was against BYU, a team that no one has been able to figure out so far this year. The Cougars offense is good, but their defense has been a big issue this season and something that needs to be figured out. On the season Houston is averaging 37.3 points per game while the defense is giving up 31.7 points per game. At quarterback, Houston is led by Clayton Tune who has thrown for 975 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. 

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UCF is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games played on field turf. The over is 15-5-1 in UCF’s last 21 games pon turf. UCF is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 6-2 in Houston’s last eight games played in October. 

These are two teams who have zero interest in playing defense and that is going to continue in this game. Look for both teams to run up the score and don’t be shocked if both teams get above 45 points. Back the over to cash with ease.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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