Cincinnati vs UCF Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 9 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
Cincinnati vs UCF Week 9 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1, 3-0 AAC) vs. Central Florida Knights (5-2, 2-1 AAC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Bounce House Stadium — Orlando, FL
Week 9 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a key battle in the American Athletic Conference between No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats and the Central Florida Knights. Cincinnati remains unbeaten in conference play following a pair of narrow escapes the last two games over SMU and South Florida.
Meanwhile, Central Florida had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 34-13 loss at East Carolina. Three INTs by UCF QB John Plumblee were costly in defeat.
Cincinnati vs UCF Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: CIN: (-106) | UCF: (-113)
Spread: CIN: +0.5 (-106) | UCF: -0.5 (-114)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
This game is a pick 'em with UCF a very slight moneyline favorite. Cincinnati opened a 2-point favorite, and the total is up a few points to 55.5.
Cincinnati vs UCF Prediction & Pick
These are the highest-scoring teams in the AAC with both averaging 37 points per game. UCF is allowing a league-low 17 points per game while Cincinnati has allowed 22 PPG. But the Bearcats rush and pass defense profile is a little better than Central Florida's.
Central Florida QB John Plumlee is a duel threat with a team-high 500 rushing yards plus 7 rushing touchdowns. He's passed for more than 1,800 yards with 11 TD passes. UCF rushes for 233 YPG vs FBS foes and passes for 262 YPG -- same as Cincinnati. But the Bearcats offense only rushes for 148 YPG.
Check the status of Bearcats standout wide receiver Tyler Scott, who missed last game with an ankle injury. Bearcats QB Ben Bryant completed just 51% of his passes vs SMU and was not sharp seeing his first action since suffering a concussion Oct. 8 vs South Florida. Cincinnati punter Mason Fletcher has been a major weapon on special teams, and last week had an 84-yard punt - longest in FBS this season.
Final Score Prediction: UCF: 27 | Cincinnati: 20
Cincinnati vs UCF Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 6-0 straight up (SU) in their last 6 games.
- Cincinnati is 10-1 SU in their last 11 road games.
- Cincinnati is 1-6 straight up in its last seven home games against Ohio State.
- Central Florida is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
- Central Florida is 11-1 SU in their last 12 home games.
Cincinnati vs UCF Best Bet
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The Cincinnati defense has held four of their last five opponents to less than 80 rushing yards, and the Bearcats are top-5 in the NCAA with 29 sacks. But the balance of UCF's offense and stronger running game and improved defense can lead the Knights to victory at home for the 12th time in their last 13 home games.
Cincinnati has won 19 straight conference games, but the 2-time defending AAC champs good fortune may run out this week.