UCF Vs. Boise State: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – September 2, 2021

Written By Staff on September 3, 2021

The UCF Knights (0-0) take on the Boise State Broncos (0-0) in college football play at the Bounce House in Orlando, Florida. The Knights, listed at -6 on the spread, welcome the Broncos, with +185 moneyline odds to win, on September 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The contest’s point total is currently listed at 69.

Before making a bet on this game, read this article to see the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 24, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

UCF Vs. Boise State Betting Odds

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UCF Offense Vs. Boise State Defense (2020)

UCF Offense Stats (Rank) Boise State Defense
42.2 (8) Points/Gm 27.1 (52)
568.1 (2) Yards/Gm 373.3 (41)
357.4 (4) Pass Yards/Gm 209.6 (37)
210.7 (26) Rush Yards/Gm 163.7 (63)
8.6 (16) Yards/Pass 6.9 (38)
4.7 (41) Yards/Rush 4.0 (42)
48.8% (10) 3rd Down % 27.1% (2)
10 (39) Turnovers 3 (120)
22 (82) Sacks 18 (65)

Boise State Offense Vs. UCF Defense (2020)

Boise State Offense Stats (Rank) UCF Defense
33.9 (27) Points/Gm 33.2 (92)
347.7 (101) Yards/Gm 491.8 (123)
241.9 (49) Pass Yards/Gm 299.2 (121)
105.9 (115) Rush Yards/Gm 192.6 (93)
7.6 (53) Yards/Pass 8.5 (110)
3.2 (112) Yards/Rush 4.3 (63)
43.3% (41) 3rd Down % 43.2% (90)
7 (14) Turnovers 22 (6)
14 (37) Sacks 26 (24)

When UCF Has The Ball

  • The Knights committed 10 turnovers last year, 39th-lowest in the FBS, while the Broncos forced three turnovers (eighth-fewest in college football).
  • Last year UCF had the eighth-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 42.2 points per game. Boise State’s defense was 52nd, allowing 27.1 points per contest.
  • The Knights’ offense was second in the FBS in yards per game last season (568.1), while the Broncos were 41st in yards allowed (373.3).
  • UCF’s running game ranked 26th in the FBS a season ago (210.7 yards per game). Boise State gave up 163.7 rushing yards per game (63rd).

When Boise State Has The Ball

  • The 241.9 passing yards per game the Broncos averaged last year ranked them 49th in the FBS, while the 299.2 the Knights gave up ranked them 121st.
  • Boise State’s 27th-ranked scoring offense averaged 33.9 points per game last season. UCF had the 92nd-ranked scoring defense (33.2 ppg).
  • The Broncos were 53rd in the FBS at 7.6 yards per pass attempt last year. The Knights gave up 8.5 yards per passing play (110th).
  • Boise State converted 43.3% of its third downs last year (41st in college football), while UCF’s defense ranked 90th in that category (43.2%)

UCF Betting Trends And Insights

  • UCF won three games against the spread last season, while failing to cover six times.
  • The Knights covered the spread once when favored by 6 points or more last season (in six opportunities).
  • UCF and its opponents combined to hit the over six out of nine times last season.
  • UCF and its opponents combined to score more than 69 points in six of nine games last season.
  • The Knights were the moneyline favorite eight total times last season. They finished 6-2 in those games.

Boise State Betting Trends And Insights

  • Boise State went 3-4-0 ATS last season.
  • Boise State and its opponents combined to go over the point total five out of seven times last year.
  • In six games last season, UCF and its opponents went over 69 total points.
  • The Broncos lost the only game they played as the underdog last season.

UCF Players To Watch

  • Dillon Gabriel collected 3,570 passing yards (357.0 yards per game) with a 60% completion percentage last year (248-of-413), while throwing 32 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also tacked on 169 rushing yards on 72 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 16.9 yards per game.
  • Greg McCrae ran for 758 yards on 149 attempts (75.8 yards per game) while scoring 10 touchdowns a season ago.
  • Last year, Otis Anderson rushed for 687 yards on 125 carries (76.3 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Last season, Marlon Williams amassed 71 catches for 1,039 yards (129.9 ypg) while scoring 10 touchdowns.
  • Jaylon Robinson’s stat line last year showed 55 grabs for 979 yards and six touchdowns. He put up 97.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Jacob Harris caught 30 passes for 539 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 53.9 yards per game last season.

Boise State Players To Watch

  • Hank Bachmeier threw for 1,150 yards while completing 61.5% of his passes (96-of-156), with six touchdowns and two interceptions last year (230.0 yards per game).
  • Andrew Van Buren took 111 attempts for 382 rushing yards a season ago (54.6 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns.
  • Last season Khalil Shakir ran for 148 yards on 17 carries (21.1 ypg). He also caught 52 passes for 719 (102.7 ypg) and six touchdowns.
  • CT Thomas also tacked on 347 yards on 20 grabs and two touchdowns. He put up 49.6 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Riley Smith collected 155 yards on 15 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 22.1 yards per game .

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