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Boca Raton Bowl Odds & Pick: Central Florida vs. BYU Projections Reveal Betting Edge (Tuesday, Dec. 22)

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  • BYU is a 6.5-point favorite over Central Florida in Tuesday night's Boca Raton Bowl.
  • Our projections, however, differ significantly from that spread.
  • Check out the edge worth betting in tonight's matchup below.

Central Florida vs. BYU Odds

Central Florida Odds +6.5
BYU Odds -6.5
Over/Under 75
PRO Projection BYU -1.8 | 78.9
Time 7 p.m. ET
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With Monday’s 56-28 Appalachian State Myrtle Beach Bowl victory in the books, the 2020 college football postseason is officially underway. And Tuesday brings with it another southeastern-vacation-destination-themed bowl game with the expectation of plenty of offense.

Oddsmakers have set the over/under for the Boca Raton Bowl between Central Florida and BYU at 75, but have kept the spread within a single touchdown. According to our projections, however, that spread is still significantly too large.

Note: Odds, data as of 6:45 p.m. ET Monday.

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Central Florida vs. BYU Pick

As you might’ve already noticed in the table atop this post, our PRO Projection for this game is BYU -1.8, which, compared to the listed spread of -6.5, provides plenty of value to the underdog.

In fact, it earns UCF an A+ grade and gives the Knights the largest spread edge on the entire bowl slate as of writing.

Of course, a nearly 5-point difference between a projection and listed spread is noteworthy in itself, but making this one even more valuable is that it passes through the key numbers +3, +4 and +6 — all relatively common final-score margins.

PRO Projection edge: Central Florida +6.5

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