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Central Florida favored by 16.5 against Howard on Friday

Howard BisonCentral Florida Knights
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Howard Bison vs Central Florida Knights Odds


The Central Florida Knights will try to cover the spread at UCF Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Howard Bison in NCAA basketball action.

The Knights are 7-3 so far on the season, and 2-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bison, meanwhile, are 3-10 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Florida go 0-1 and the Bison go 0-0 on the totals.

View Howard vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 16.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 258-rated Howard taking on the No. 178-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-54 win for the Knights on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 196-rated squad against Howard's No. 280-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 113 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 347 nationally with 2.5 per match.

Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Howard was a 79-55 loser on the road against Rutgers. The Bison were hammered by Rutgers on Friday, losing by a 79-55 final at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.

Central Florida was an 83-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stetson. Central Florida earned an 83-66 victory over Stetson on Thursday, getting 18 points from Keith Clanton at UCF Arena.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing South Florida are 6-4
After playing Stetson are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Bison at Knights trends to consider:
Central Florida is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Howard at Coppin State, Saturday, January 5
Central Florida home to South Florida, Wednesday, January 2