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Central Florida Knights home to Golden Eagles in NCAAB betting action

Southern Miss Golden EaglesCentral Florida Knights
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Central Florida Knights Odds

18-3TEAM RECORD15-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on UCF Arena Saturday as host Central Florida looks to handle the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in NCAAB action.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Knights are 9-6 ATS. Southern Miss is 8-9 on the totals; Central Florida is 5-9-1.

View Southern Miss vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knights - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Florida is rated No. 60 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Miss is at No. 36. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-70 win for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Florida has the nation's No. 220-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 52 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 72-60 winner as they battled East Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Southern Miss earned a 72-60 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday, getting 13 points from Jonathan Mills at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 66-61 loser as they battled Tulsa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Central Florida suffered a 66-61 loss against Tulsa on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Keith Clanton in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing East Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Golden Eagles at Knights trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Miss
Central Florida is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games

Next up:
Southern Miss home to Memphis, Wednesday, February 1
Central Florida home to Palm Beach Atlantic, Monday, January 30

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