The University of Central Florida Knights have been on a remarkable run because 2017 as part of their AAC’s increase into the conversation about becoming a”Power Six” soccer conference.
On the way, UCF had a 25-game win streak culminating in an eight-point reduction to SEC powerhouse LSU from the last season’s Fiesta Bowl and just two undefeated seasons.
While the Knights aren’t even in the College Football playoff discussion (again) due largely to their strength of schedule, they have quietly become a dispersed covering system for bettors.
During their 2017 effort the Knights raised that success to 9-4 ATS in 2018 and were 8-4-1 versus the amount.
So far on the 2019 program under head coach Josh Heupel, UCF is 2-0 against the spread, readily covering a enormous 44 points at UCF Florida A&M before covering 13.5 vs Florida Atlantic by a factor of 3 at a 48-14 win. That is precisely the Owls team that scored 21 points from CFP contender Ohio State in Week 1 and covered.
Speedy math tells us UCF is 19-8-1 versus the spread because the start of the 2017 season and 11-3 ATS in its last 14??games. Only Fresno State (20-6-2 ATS) has a better mark over that 28-game period however they perform in the Mountain West and do not get a great deal of attention.
They Take No Prisoners and Feel Disrespected
This team and its fan base have been quite vocal about the Knights’ remedy from the playoff conversation in a system that was totally imperfect. On the area, UCF has adopted the”control the controllables” mindset and it is working for them.
Maybe Josh Heupel Only Covers Spreads
The Tigers went on a 7-2 ATS conduct to finish the 2017 season before departing Missouri where he had been the offensive coordinator and QB coach. That usually means that Josh Heupel coached crimes are 11-6 ATS since October 7, 2017.
They A Great Football Team
Finally, have we considered the simple fact that the Knights are merely a soccer team that is competent?
Last calendar year, UCF ended with the 5th-most yards per game on offense and the No. 6 scoring offense. Defensively they had been No. 24 in points from and No. 32 in passing yards allowed.
So much in 2019, the Knights have the No. 23 scoring offense and the No. 5 scoring defense.
This week, I’m betting on them to cover Stanford and I will be backing them for the future, unless oddsmakers start fixing.