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SMU vs. UCF picks and best bets for Week 6 American Conference matchup

The Mustangs and Knights meet on Wednesday night thanks to Hurricane Ian.

Southern Methodist Mustangs quarterback Tanner Mordecai throws during the first quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to Hurricane Ian, we’ve got some Wednesday night football. The SMU Mustangs and Central Florida Knights meet at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Oviedo and have the national spotlight to themselves.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

SMU: 38 overall, 18 offense, 78 defense
C. Florida: 41 overall, 29 offense, 57 defense

Injury update


No reported key injuries

C. Florida

WR Amari Johnson - Questionable (leg)


Against The Spread

SMU: 1-3 ATS
C. Florida: 2-2 ATS


SMU: Over 1-3
C. Florida: Over 1-3

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

SMU: 26 overall, 55 offense, 30 defense
C. Florida: 42 overall, 47 offense, 52 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: C. Florida -3
Total: 63.5
Moneyline: C. Florida -140, SMU +120

Opening line: C. Florida -3.5
Opening total: 64.5


74 degrees, 8 MPH wind, 0% chance of rain

The Pick

Over 63.5

These are two teams with offenses that have come up woefully short in spots this season, but they can both move the ball pretty efficiently. SMU should be able to evade tackles in space as the Knights can really struggle to tackle one-on-one, and the pace of the Knight should give the Mustangs fits.

If this gets to 63 or less, we’ll be on it gladly.

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