Central Florida Knights vs Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Football Odds & Free Picks


UCF Knights
UCF Knights
3-0 (1-0 V)
3:30 pm ET, Saturday, September 21, 2019
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers
1-2 (1-1 H)
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 or ABC.
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Central Florida passed its first test against a Power Five team with ease last week and the 16th-ranked Knights look to finish off a two-game sweep Saturday afternoon when they take their prolific offense on the road to play Pittsburgh of the ACC. UCF scored the first three touchdowns before the midpoint of the first quarter last Saturday and cruised to a 45-27 triumph against Stanford for its 25th straight regular-season victory.

“I think people that watch us play know that we play championship football,” Knights coach Josh Heupel told reporters after UCF scored at least 30 points for the 29th consecutive contest. “We’ll hold our own every single week. They’re probably the most competitive group of kids that I’ve ever been around.” UCF freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who has nine touchdown passes with zero interceptions after going 22-of-30 for 347 yards and four scores against Stanford, will try to continue his strong play against a Pittsburgh team that may have found itself last week in a heartbreaking 17-10 loss at No. 12 Penn State and a defense that boasts 12 sacks in three games. The Panthers also lost to 22nd-ranked Virginia in their ACC opener on Aug. 31 and hope to get a third straight 300-yard passing performance from junior quarterback Kenny Pickett, who completed 35 passes last week but Pittsburgh managed just one touchdown. “A loss is a loss,” Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi told reporters. “It doesn’t matter who it’s to, when it is. It’s a non-conference game. All our goals are still ahead of us. We’ve got a resilient football team that I love. We’ll be fine.”

The fans at Heinz Field will be treated to a game between the UCF Knights and the Pittsburgh Panthers when they take their seats on Saturday.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 17-10 loser as they battled Nittany Lions on the road. Pittsburgh covered in the match as a +17-point underdog, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, UCF was a 45-27 winner at home against Cardinal. They covered the -9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (72) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh vs Central Florida (#15) Key Players Betting Report

Pittsburgh: Gabriel has completed 61.3 percent of his passes over the first three games for 719 yards and senior Brandon Wimbush along with sophomore Darriel Mack Jr. also could see time in Saturday’s contest. Junior walk-on Greg McCrae leads the team with 258 yards and three touchdowns on the ground while versatile senior Adrian Killins Jr. has accumulated 289 yards rushing and receiving for the Knights, who are third in the nation in total offense (604.3 yards per game). Gabriel Davis is the top receiver with 10 catches for 229 yards and three touchdowns and fellow junior Tre Nixon has hauled in 11 passes for another 149 yards with a pair of scores.

Central Florida (#15): Pickett threw for just 163 yards in last year’s loss at UCF, but had 372 last week against the Nittany Lions and has completed 63.6 percent of his passes in the early going. Pickett boasts two prime targets in senior Maurice Ffrench (24 catches, 235 yards, one TD) and junior Taysir Mack (21, 215), but the Panthers managed just 24 yards on 25 carries on the ground last week as junior A.J. Davis (team-best 119 rushing yards) had just five on eight attempts. Sophomore defensive back Paris Ford leads the defense with 20 tackles and sophomore defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman has 12 to go along with 4.5 sacks, tied for the fifth-most in the nation.

3:30 PM ET W‑L ATS H A AF AA O/U
Central Florida 3-0 3-0-0 2-0 1-0 51.7 13.7 1-2-0
Pittsburgh 1-2 2-1-0 1-1 0-1 14.7 19.0 0-3-0

 

Pittsburgh vs Central Florida (#15) Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Central Florida 3-0 3-0 51.67 13.67 38.00 2-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-1
Pittsburgh 1-2 2-1 14.67 19.00 -4.33 1-1 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-1

Last 5 Games

UCF Knights

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 14, 2019 STANFO 45-27 W -10/58.5 W/O 198 347 545 116 233 349 0 H
Sep 7, 2019 FLAATL 48-14 W -13.5/69 W/U 312 262 574 137 177 314 -1 A
Aug 29, 2019 FLAA&M 62-0 W -44/66 W/U 338 356 694 4 92 96 0 H
Jan 1, 2019 LSU 32-40 L 7.5/58 L/O 130 120 250 161 394 555 0 H
Dec 1, 2018 MEMPHS 56-41 W -1/65 W/O 350 348 698 401 182 583 2 H

Pittsburgh Panthers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 14, 2019 PENNST 10-17 L 17/53 W/U 24 372 396 167 222 389 0 A
Sep 7, 2019 OHIO 20-10 W -4/54.5 W/U 160 321 481 35 177 212 0 H
Aug 31, 2019 VIRGNA 14-30 L 2.5/46.5 L/U 78 185 263 129 181 310 2 H
Dec 31, 2018 STANFO 13-14 L 3.5/52 W/U 208 136 344 103 105 208 0 A
Dec 1, 2018 CLEM 10-42 L 28/53 L/U 192 8 200 301 118 419 3 H

Pittsburgh vs Central Florida (#15) Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Auburn (#8) +3.5 (-105) +145 O 47.5 (-115)
Texas A&M (#17) -3.5 (-115) -165 U 47.5 (-105)
DRAW - - -
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Auburn (#8) +2.5 (EVEN) +140 O 23.5 (-110)
Texas A&M (#17) -2.5 (-120) -170 U 23.5 (-110)
DRAW - - -
1st Quarter
Spread Moneyline Total
Auburn (#8) +0.5 (-120) +115 O 10.0 (-115)
Texas A&M (#17) -0.5 (-105) -155 U 10.0 (-115)
DRAW - - -
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Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | Total Points O/U
Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | Total Points O/U - Auburn (#8)
Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | Total Points O/U - Texas A&M (#17)

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Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | Odd/Even Total Points

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Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | Will the game go to Overtime?
Auburn (#8) @ Texas A&M (#17) | First Team To Score


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