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Central Florida Belmont Betting Preview

Belmont BruinsCentral Florida Knights
Dec 29, 7:30 PM | UCF Arena

Belmont Bruins vs Central Florida Knights Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bruins of Belmont hit the hard court against the Knights of Central Florida.

The Knights currently sports a 8-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Bruins are 9-3 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights produce a 0-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bruins have gone 3-4 against the number.

View Belmont vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 10-rated Belmont taking on the No. 178-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-74 win for the Bruins on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Florida's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 97 at 62.3 PPG. The Knights field goal percentage has averaged 50.1% so far, more than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 231 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Belmont was a 64-48 winner at home against Boston University. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Maurice Watson Jr. scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Terriers to a win (they lost 64-48 to Belmont at UCF Arena on Friday).

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 62-45 winner as they battled Howard at home. They covered in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. The Knights got 15 points from Tristan Spurlock as Central Florida ran past Howard 62-45 on Friday at UCF Arena.

Next up:
Belmont at Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 3
Central Florida home to South Florida, Wednesday, January 2