St. Petersburg Bowl betting features Central Florida vs. Rutgers on Saturday, December 19th in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
The Scarlet Knights played a very easy schedule this season and six of their eight wins in NCAA football betting came against the likes of Howard, Texas Southern, Florida International, Army, Maryland and Louisville. They are likely to be the popular choice though for St. Petersburg Bowl betting against Central Florida.
St. Petersburg Bowl betting has both Central Florida and Rutgers coming into the game with 8-4 records. The Scarlet Knights are led by freshman quarterback Tom Savage and wide receiver Tim Brown. The question for this matchup in St. Petersburg Bowl betting will be whether or not Brown can play. He got hurt in the loss to West Virginia and if he doesn’t play it would be a huge loss for the Scarlet Knights and impact St. Petersburg Bowl betting.
Central Florida averaged 40 points in their last three games and could give Rutgers trouble in St. Petersburg Bowl betting. What also helps is that Rutgers is not real thrilled about this bowl. The game is right in the middle of final exams and that is a real problem for Rutgers in NCAA football betting. "It is, quite frankly, very disappointing," head coach Greg Schiano said, "I cherish that time with the underclassmen to really bring them along. This date doesn’t work very well for that."
Rutgers is fortunate to be in St. Petersburg Bowl betting considering the weak schedule they played. Schiano did come to realize that fact. "I think sometimes we kid ourselves that we have more control than we do," Schiano said. "You’d like to think you’re really working to get it done. Look, it’s going to be what it’s going to be. If we won more games, then there wouldn’t be a situation where you have to worry. We didn’t. Right now we are who we are, and I’m not ashamed of who we are."
Rutgers was 8-4 straight up and 6-6 against the NCAA football betting odds this season. Rutgers wins with defense as they were 15th in the country in points allowed. Central Florida was 8-4 straight up and 9-2 versus the NCAA football betting line this season. The Knights were 23rd in points allowed so this could be a defensive struggle on Saturday.