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Belmont Bruins vs Central Florida Knights Odds
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.
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.
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.
Belmont at Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 3
Central Florida home to South Florida, Wednesday, January 2