- The UCF Knights are favored by 5.0 points against the Boise State Broncos for Thursday’s game.
- The total is set at 68.0 points with the OVER having (-115) betting odds tied to it.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The UCF Knights will host the Boise State Broncos in both team’s season openers on Thursday. As two of the top Group of Five teams in the country, the matchup may mean more than just a tally in the win column.
Betting the Spread: 5.0 Points
As both teams enter the season with new head coaches, Gus Malzahn for UCF and Andy Avalos for Boise State, starting the year off with a win will likely be a prelude to how their seasons will end up. Regulated sports betting sites label the UCF Knights as the favorites over the Boise State Broncos.
Boise State vs UCF Spread Odds
- UCF Knights -5.0 -110
- Boise State Broncos +5.0 -110
UCF is likely favored because of Dillon Gabriel’s return under center for the Knights. In 2020 he led the NCAA in passing yards per game and had the fourth most passing touchdowns (32) and only threw four interceptions. Now he’s getting paired with Malzahn as his coach who should only help him to improve his game and become a more efficient player.
This will mark the first-ever meeting between these two programs. There will be plenty of offensive firepower in the game, but from top to bottom, UCF has the better roster with more high-level players. Anyone betting on college football that doesn’t feel comfortable laying the points can find UCF at (-210) on the moneyline with Boise State coming back at (+175).
Betting The Total: 68.0 Points
In 2020, UCF was the eighth-highest scoring team in the country, averaging 42.2 points per game. Boise State wasn’t too far behind as they were top 30 with an average of 33.9 points per game. The Knight’s defense wasn’t too impressive as they allowed 33.2 points on average. The Broncos’ defense was a tad bit better, allowing 27.1 points per game.
UCF vs Boise State Total Odds
- OVER 68.0 -115
- UNDER 68.0 -105
Considering the teams combined average is 76.1 points per game and combined allow 60.3 points per game, it would seem as if the OVER is the side to take on this wager.
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