Central Florida Knights face Florida Gators: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Central Florida Knights vs Florida Gators Odds
The visiting Central Florida Knights hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Stephen O'Connell Center against the Florida Gators.
The Gators sit at 4-0 (2-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 3-1 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 1-0 OU, and Central Florida is 0-0 OU.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Florida Gators as 17-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators sit at No. 56 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Knights sit at No. 76 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gators will win this game 87-70.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 143-ranked offense, averaging 70.5 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 68 at 59.2 PPG. The Gators field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Florida owns the country's No. 73-rated mark, allowing 56 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 209 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 75-61 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Central Florida got 17 points from Tristan Spurlock but lost anyway, 75-61, to Middle Tennessee on Tuesday at UCF Arena.
Florida was a 58-40 winner in its last match at home against Savannah State. Florida earned a 58-40 victory over Savannah State on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Mike Rosario at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Fla Inst Tech are 2-0
After playing Middle Tennessee are 0-2
After a loss are 8-2
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Marquette are 1-0
After playing Savannah State are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Knights at Gators trends to consider:
Central Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Florida
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
Central Florida home to Fla Inst Tech, Saturday, December 1
Florida home to Marquette, Thursday, November 29