UCF Knights At Cincinnati Bearcats: College Football Betting Preview And Lines – October 16, 2021

Written By Staff on October 11, 2021 - Last Updated on October 16, 2021

The No. 3 Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0, 1-0 AAC) bring the No.2 scoring defense in the country into a contest versus the UCF Knights (3-2, 1-1 AAC), with the No. 22 scoring offense, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The Bearcats are major, 21.5-point favorites. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 56.5.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cincinnati -21.5 -105 -115 56.5 -110 -110

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 16, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Game Information

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Stadium: Nippert Stadium
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Knights Player Insights

  • Dillon Gabriel leads UCF with 834 passing yards (278 ypg) on 72-of-104 passing with nine touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He also adds 125 rushing yards (41.7 ypg) on 24 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Johnny Richardson’s team-high 299 rushing yards (59.8 per game) have come on 43 carries, with one touchdown this year. He’s also tacked on six catches for 83 yards (16.6 per game).
  • This season Isaiah Bowser has taken 50 carries for 266 yards (88.7 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Ryan O’Keefe’s 315 receiving yards (63 yards per game) lead the team. He has 28 receptions with one touchdown.
  • Brandon Johnson has reeled in 20 passes for 240 yards (48 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
  • Jaylon Robinson’s 12 grabs this season have resulted in 234 yards (78 ypg) and two touchdowns.

Knights Team Stats

  • The Knights have put an average of 36.8 points per game on the board this year, 24.6 more than the 12.2 the Bearcats have surrendered.
  • UCF is 3-2 overall when scoring over 12.2 points this season.
  • This year, the Bearcats rack up 13.6 more points per game (41) than the Knights surrender (27.4).
  • This season UCF has a 3-1 record in games when it holds opponents to less than 41 points.
  • The Knights have a 174.6-yard advantage in total yards gained per game versus total yards allowed compared to the Bearcats (469 to 294.4).
  • The Knights’ offense averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt (74th in the FBS). The Bearcats’ defense gives up 5.1 yards per passing play (first in college football).

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Knights Betting Insights

  • UCF has covered the spread one time this year (1-4-0).
  • UCF games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this season.
  • The Knights did not cover the spread as 10-point favorites last time out against the East Carolina Pirates, picking up a 20-16 victory.
  • The teams combined for 36 points, going under on a point total of 64.5 points.

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