Central Florida Knights visit Old Dominion Monarchs in college basketball clash
Central Florida Knights vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs will hit the floor running against the visiting Central Florida Knights Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Monarchs sit at 1-8 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 5-2 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Old Dominion is 3-0 OU, and Central Florida is 0-0 OU.
The Knights were listed as 8-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Monarchs sit at No. 253 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Knights sit at No. 32 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Knights will win this game 76-59.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Old Dominion has the nation's No. 260-rated offensive output, at 63.3 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 120 allowing on average 62.9 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 52% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Florida owns the country's No. 135-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Old Dominion, on the other hand, rates No. 294 in scoring at home.
Central Florida was a 72-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bethune-Cookman. Keith Clanton went off for 30 points and added 13 rebounds for good measure, leading Central Florida to a 72-62 win over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday at UCF Arena.
Old Dominion lost its last outing, an 83-70 result against Virginia Commonwealth on December 7. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. Old Dominion got 26 points and 10 rebounds from DeShawn Painter in a losing cause in their 83-70 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Friday.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 3-1
After playing Bethune-Cookman are 3-4
After a win are 5-5
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Knights at Monarchs trends to consider:
Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Central Florida home to Miami, Tuesday, December 18
Old Dominion at College of Charleston, Tuesday, December 18