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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Central Florida Knights Preview

Central Florida KnightsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 9, 8:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Central Florida Knights vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD22-8

Reed Green Coliseum will host Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Central Florida Knights action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Southern Miss battles the Knights, currently sitting with a 20-10 mark (11-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-11 for the Golden Eagles and 10-8 for the Knights.

View Central Florida vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Eagles as 10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 89 (Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-73 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Miss's No. 132-rated squad against Central Florida's No. 99-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Miss rates No. 98 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 84 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida was a 74-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UAB. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Isaiah Sykes scored 21 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Central Florida over UAB, 74-70, on Wednesday at Bartow Arena.

Southern Miss lost its last outing, an 88-84 result against Marshall on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles got a huge 35-point effort from Dwayne Davis but still lost 88-84 against Marshall on Tuesday at Cam Henderson Center.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Marshall are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Knights at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
Southern Miss is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Florida