Wilson’s UCF vs. Florida Atlantic Betting Odds & Preview: Can Owls Get Revenge?

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Douglas DiFelice, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Brandon Wimbush

UCF at FAU Betting Odds

  • Odds: UCF -12.5
  • Over/Under: 67.5
  • Moneylines: UCF -400; FAU +300
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

All odds via PointsBet.

UCF started the season with a 62-0 win over lowly Florida A&M, while Florida Atlantic went to Ohio State and narrowly covered as a big underdog.

But looking forward, there’s a big discrepancy between our numbers and what the market thinks of these teams.

Our projection makes Central Florida only a 4-point favorite.

The contrasting numbers may related to how different FAU looked in the first and second halves against Ohio State last week.

The Owls offensive line will get a much easier task in Boca Raton, taking on a Central Florida defensive line that was 69th in sack rate last season.

Quarterback Chris Robinson should have success throwing, as the Knights were 102nd in passing downs efficiency last season. He looked sharp against a much more talented Ohio State defense.

It is still early to know what Central Florida will be defensively, as Florida A&M completed just 14 passes and rushed for a total of four yards.

Expect Robinson to be very familiar with the UCF defense. Last season, the Owls lost by 20 due to three interceptions by the then-freshman quarterback, but the game was much closer than that. FAU ran for 320 yards and four scores.

Florida Atlantic will be looking for revenge and state pride, while Central Florida may have overlook to hosting Stanford next week.

Pick: Florida Atlantic +12.5