In perhaps the biggest game of the year to date in the AAC, the UCF Knights host the Temple Owls on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with first place in the East Division at stake.
The Knights are 12-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 60.5.
Before you make a pick, listen to what SportsLine Expert Emory Hunt has to say. Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. The former running back joined SportsLine in 2016 and has provided his followers with winning seasons in college and pro football.
Hunt is having another solid season for SportsLine members. What's more, he has had a keen eye for the tendencies of these two programs, with a mark of 5-1 in picks involving Temple or Central Florida or over the past two seasons!
Now, he has turned his attention to Thursday's prime-time battle between these surging AAC rivals. We can tell you he's leaning toward the Over, but his much stronger play is on the side. Hunt has scoured every aspect of this matchup and unearthed the critical x-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard.
Who covers Temple-Central Florida? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back?… Join SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on Thursday, from an accomplished handicapper who's hitting 83 percent of his picks involving these teams!