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Central Florida Knights host Old Dominion Monarchs in college basketball action

Old Dominion MonarchsCentral Florida Knights
Dec 17, 5:00 PM | UCF Arena

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Central Florida Knights Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD7-2

UCF Arena will host Knights vs. Monarchs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Knights are 7-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Monarchs, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Florida go 0-4 and the Monarchs go 2-3 on the totals.

View Old Dominion vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Knights are listed as 5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knights at No. 92 and the Monarchs at No. 97 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-62 result in favor of the Knights.

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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 66.2 PPG. The visiting Monarchs defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 60.4 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, more than the Monarchs marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Old Dominion owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 61.5 points per game on the highway. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 188 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 59-51 loser as they battled Fairfield on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Chris Cooper scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Monarchs to a win (they lost 59-51 to Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena on Friday).

Central Florida was a 77-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina A&T. Central Florida got 28 points from Marcus Jordan en route to a 77-65 victory over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday at UCF Arena.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Richmond are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 1-1
After playing North Carolina A&T are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Monarchs at Knights trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Old Dominion at Richmond, Tuesday, December 20
Central Florida at Louisiana-Lafayette, Wednesday, December 21

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