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Central Florida favored by 10.5 against Houston on Wednesday

Houston CougarsCentral Florida Knights
Jan 11, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Houston Cougars vs Central Florida Knights Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Cougars of Houston hit the hard court against the Knights of Central Florida.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Knights are 5-5 ATS. Houston is 4-2 on the totals; Central Florida is 2-8.

View Houston vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Knights as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Knights, most recently No. 72 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 166 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-75 victory for the Knights.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 50-rated squad against Houston's No. 88-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 262 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 185 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston was a 70-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Houston was run off the court by the Miners on Saturday as Texas El Paso routed them 70-50 at Haskins Center.

Central Florida was an 81-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Isaiah Sykes scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Central Florida on Saturday, leading the Knights to an 81-63 victory over East Carolina at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Marshall are 6-4
After playing East Carolina are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Cougars at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Houston is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to Memphis, Saturday, January 14
Central Florida at Marshall, Saturday, January 14

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