Game: College Football: LSU v UCF Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, LSU vs UCF Picks & LSU vs UCF Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
Start time: 1:00 PM EST, Fiesta Bowl
TV Channel: ESPN
Best UCF Knights Lines: +7 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 57½: – XBET
In NCAA Football game, we will see LSU at UCF.
LSU lost its final game of the season to Texas A&M after 7 overtimes. LSU was considered to get into the postseason again but a shutout loss to Alabama and two very weak performances against the Aggies and Florida cost them a shot at the Championship. Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns, along with rushing for 100 yards and an additional three touchdowns in the game against the Aggies.
It is hard to go undefeated in back-to-back season for any team at the collegiate level. UCF continues to be treated as a little brother to the college powerhouses and that is why they didn’t get into conversations about any postseason appearances. UCF finished the season without their starting quarterback McKenzie Milton. Darriel Mack replaced him successfully. At least he did not lose any of the games.
UCF has many issues on defense and given the fact that the offense will be led by an inexperienced quarterback, I expect LSU to take advantage of that. Not only that, analysts predicted a better season for the Tigers because they have the better players. I expect LSU to perform at a high level in this one and get the W.