Last week Stanford got quite the wake-up call in a 45-20 NCAA football betting defeat at USC. Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis carved up the Cardinal for 377 yards and three touchdowns. Of great concern is that Stanford has a defense that is traditionally stout. The Cardinal was picked to contend for the Pac 12 North Division. Indeed, it is gut-check time for the Tree as they head to Orlando. By contrast, Central Florida remains the most impressive Group of Five programs in the country. As a matter of fact, the Knights are touchdown chalk over the Cardinal.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Central Florida Knights
|Date and Time:||Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida|
|Stanford Vs. Central Florida TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Stanford Cardinal Vs. Central Florida Knights Overview
Central Florida has an offshore betting record of 2-0 both straight up and against the spread with two under. Last week the Knights annihilated Florida Atlantic 48-14. The first-week action saw UCF take apart Florida A&M 62-0. By contrast, Stanford is 1-0 both straight up and vs. the odds with 1-1 on totals. Stanford paid out in week one in a 17-7 home win over Northwestern. However last week’s debacle at USC is pause for concern. The Cardinal was outgained 492-335. Getting carved up by a true freshman QB in his first start doesn’t inspire confidence.
Key Cardinal: QB KJ Costello (80% COMP, 152 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT, 160.3 RTG, 5 RSH, 2.4 YPC, 0 TD), RB Cameron Scarlett (39 ATT, 179 YDS, 4.6 YPC, 1 TD, 5 REC, 54 YDS, 10.8 YPC, 0 TD), WR Connor Wedington (12 REC, 136 YDS, 11.3 YPC, 1 TD), TE Colby Parkinson (11 REC, 127 YDS, 11.5 YPC, 0 TD)
Key Knights: QB Dillon Gabriel (50% COMP, 372 YDS, 11.6 AVG, 5 TD, 0 INT, 199.2 RTG), QB Brandon Wimbush 52% COMP, 168 YDS, 7.3 AVG, 2 TD, 0 INT, 142.2 RTG), RB Bentavious Thompson (13 ATT, 155 YDS, 11.9 YPC, 1 TD), RB Greg McCrae (24 ATT, 149 YDS, 6.2 YPC, 2 TD, Adrian Killins Jr (23 ATT, 143 YDS, 6,2 YPC, 2 TD), WR Gabriel Davis (6 REC, 166 YDS, 27.7 AVG, 2 TD),
Stanford Vs. Central Florida ATS Stats
The Cardinal are:
- 4-1-1 against the spread in away games
- 4-2 over the total in their last 6 road tilts
- 3-0 vs. the board in games against the American Athletic Conference
- 2-1 over the total when matched up with the AAC
The Knights are:
- 8-2 against the spread at Spectrum Stadium
- 2-5 under the total in their last 7 home matchups
- 0-2 ATS in games vs. the Pac 12 Conference
Stanford Cardinal vs. Central Florida NCAA Football Betting Picks
In this situation, Stanford’s season is on the line. As was previously noted Central Florida is an exceptional NCAA football betting value at Spectrum Stadium. However, Stanford is a reliable road dog. Public perception may be carried away here. And quarterback KJ Costello is expected back for Stanford after missing last week. UCF may be laying too many points here.
Stanford Vs. Central Florida NCAA Football Betting Pick: Stanford Cardinal
Stanford Vs. Central Florida NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Stanford 24, UCF 23