Florida A&M vs UCF 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Preview and Pick

Florida A&M vs UCF 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Preview and Pick

Written by on August 27, 2019

Central Florida looks to continue its American Athletic Conference domination when it steps onto the gridiron versus Florida A&M on Thursday, August 29. Once oddsmakers establish a line, expect the Knights to be one of the biggest favorites in Week 1. Will Central Florida come up huge? Or, will the Rattlers do just enough to win against the spread? Check out analysis and a free pick for Florida A&M vs UCF!

Florida A&M vs UCF 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Preview and Pick

  • When: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:30pm ET
  • Where: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • TV: CBSSN
  • Radio: Florida A&M / UCF
  • Live Stream: CBSSN Live
  • College Football Week 1 Odds: UCF -45.5

Weather Forecast

  • Thunderstorms: 33°C/91°F
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Precipitation: 80%
  • Wind: 9 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 58%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Florida A&M Rattlers are a good bet ATS?

The Rattlers have a decent offense. Although they don’t quite reach 400 yards per game, they do get 391 yards per. What’s more interesting is that Florida A&M’s offense is balanced. The Rattlers pass for close to 234 yards per game. They rush for over 158.

Because they face a Central Florida defense that doesn’t always stop their opponents, A&M should be able to keep up with the Knights on the scoreboard in this.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 391.2
  • Passing Yards: 232.9
  • Rushing Yards: 158.3
  • Points Scored: 26.4
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 354.8
  • Passing Yards: 202.9
  • Rushing Yards: 151.9
  • Points Allowed: 22.1

Why UCF Knights are a good bet ATS?

The Central Florida Knights went 9-4 against the spread last season. They’ve gone 3-1 ATS in their last 4 Week 1 games. UCF has the ability to dominate teams. They dominate rivals in the AAC, which means they should have no trouble easily covering the spread versus a team like Florida A&M.

Expect the Knights to win by over 50 in this one.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Total Yards: 523.5
  • Passing Yards: 257.5
  • Rushing Yards: 266.1
  • Points Scored: 43.2
  • Field Goal %:
Defense:
  • Total Yards: 435.7
  • Passing Yards: 211.4
  • Rushing Yards: 224.3
  • Points Allowed: 24.6
  • Field Goal %:

College Football Week 1 Betting Trends for Florida A&M vs UCF

  • Florida A&M is 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Florida A&M is 0-10 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Florida A&M’s last 6 games
  • UCF is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 games
  • UCF is 19-1 SU in the last 20 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of UCF’s last 10 games

Florida A&M vs UCF Final Betting Analysis

Florida A&M isn’t on the same level as the Central Florida Knights. Although it’s hard to calculate by the exact number of points UCF will win this game, the Knights will win. Not only will they win, they’ll win big.

Central Florida returns 4 of 5 starters along the offensive line. They’re three deep at running back. Graduate transfer Brandon Wimbush was a 13-3 starter while at Notre Dame. UCF should score at will, meaning they’ll cover the spread no matter what the oddsmakers set it at.

College Football Week 1 Pick: UCF ATS