Rice Owls vs Central Florida Knights Odds
Rice pays a visit to Central Florida on Wednesday, hoping to send the Knights to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at UCF Arena.
This season, the Knights are 12-5 overall and 6-5 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 4-13 and 4-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Florida boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Rice is 5-3.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Central Florida Knights as 17.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 344-rated Rice taking on the No. 79-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-57 win for the Knights on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Florida has the nation's No. 83-rated offensive output, at 71.8 PPG. The visiting Owls defense ranks No. 227 allowing on average 68.6 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 49.6% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.
Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.
Rice was a 95-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against New Orleans. The Owls blew out New Orleans on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-71 win at Autry Court.
Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 79-75 winner as they battled Houston on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Knights grabbed a 79-75 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Isaiah Sykes at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Tulane are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Methodist are 6-2
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Owls at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Florida is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Central Florida's last 10 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Central Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Rice at Tulane, Saturday, January 26
Central Florida home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 26