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Florida vs. UCF 12/23/21 - Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl Picks & Predictions

Florida Gators vs UCF Knights Odds & Info

Game Florida Gators vs UCF Knights
Date & Time Thursday December 23, 2021, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Bay, FL
Latest odds
FLA -6.5 ; O/U 55.5
TV Channel
ESPN

On Thursday December 23, the UCF Golden Knights play the Florida Gators in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. UCF finished the regular season 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights scored an average of 32.2 points per game and allowed an average of 25.2 points per game. UCF won each of its last two and five of the last six.

Mikey Keene has passed for 1,586 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. The leading rusher was Johnny Richardson with 693 yards and three touchdowns, while Isaiah Bowser had 548 yards and 27 touchdowns. The leading receiver was Ryan O'Keefe with 727 yards and six touchdowns receptions. On defense, Tatum Bethune was the leading tackler with 101 and Big Kat Bryant was the leader in quarterback sacks with 6.0.

Florida ended its regular season 6-6 overall and a disappointing 2-6 in the SEC.  Florida defeated the Florida State Seminoles 24-21 in their annual rivalry game in the final game of the regular season. Florida scored an average of 31.8 points per game and allowed an average of 26.6 points per game. Florida lost four of it's last six.

Emory Jones passed for 2,563 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Jones was the leading rusher with 697 yards and four touchdowns, while Dameon Pierce rushed for 517 yards and 12 touchdowns. The leading receiver was Jacob Copeland with 607 yards and four touchdown receptions. On defense, Mohamoud Diabate was the leading tackler with 89 and Zachary Carter was the leader in quarterback sacks with 8.0.

Recent Betting Trends

  • UCF is 6-15 ATS in its last 21
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Knights last 5 as the underdog
  • Florida is 0-6 ATS in the last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Gators last 7 non-SEC games

Free NCAAF Pick:

UCF Knights +6.5

While UCF won five of its last six games, Florida struggled as the Gators lost four of their last six. Florida saw the end of the Dan Mullen era as head coach during the regular season and the Gators have had a disappointing season finishing just 6-6 overall. The UCF offense churns out nearly 400 yards per game of total offense and an average of 32.2 points per game. Florida will fall in an upset to the Knights. Final Score  Prediction, UCF Knights win and cover ATS 31-27.

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