UCF vs. Tulane Prediction & Odds
In what figures to be one of the more competitive conference title games on Saturday, 9-3 UCF will take on 10-2 Tulane at 4:00 p.m. ET in the American Athletic Conference Championship.
Will the Green Wave have a difficult time covering the 3.5?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
313 UCF Knights (+3.5) at 314 Tulane Green Wave (-3.5); o/u 56.5
4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 3, 2022
UCF vs. Tulane Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 66% of bets are on TCU. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
UCF Knights Game Notes
Head coach Gus Malzahn said Thursday that John Rhys Plumlee is expected to play in Saturday's AAC Championship Game against Tulane, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Malzahn also said that Plumlee has "practiced every day and he's practiced well every day. He's ready to go. I can't tell you he's going to be 100 percent but this time of year, I'm not sure who is 100 percent. But he's going to be ready to go," per Beede. The senior quarterback exited in Week 13 with an apparent hamstring issue, but he's now in line to continue serving as the Golden Knights' starting signal caller in the AAC Championship versus the Green Wave.
Tulane Green Wave Game Notes
Michael Pratt completed 13 of 22 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown and rushed nine times for 30 yards in Friday's 27-24 win at Cincinnati. Pratt struggled through the air again Friday, marking the fourth time in the past five games he passed for under 170 yards. Pratt accounted for one touchdown, his lowest total since Sept. 24. He added decent numbers on the ground though, marking his third game with over 30 yards in the last four contests. The junior came through when it mattered most, as he found Deuce Watts for a 30-yard score in the fourth quarter to give Tulane the win and hosting rights for the AAC Championship game.
UCF vs. Tulane Betting Trends
Underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings
Over is 8-3 in Knights last 11 road games
Over is 5-1 in Green Wave last 6 games overall
Over is 5-1 in Green Wave last 6 conference games
UCF vs. Tulane Betting Prediction
The Knights are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Green Wave, are just 7-18-1 against the number in their last 26 games on fieldturf and are 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest. The Green Wave, meanwhile, are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 conference games, are 14-3 at the betting window in their last 17 games overall and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games following an ATS win.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTION: UCF KNIGHTS +3.5