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Central Florida Knights battle vs Stetson Hatters highlights college odds menu

Stetson HattersCentral Florida Knights
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Stetson Hatters vs Central Florida Knights Odds


The Knights will try to cover the spread at UCF Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Stetson Hatters in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Hatters have watched them go 4-6 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Knights are at 8-3 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Knights are 0-6, while the Hatters have a 0-0 mark.

View Stetson vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Knights as 17-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 122-ranked Knights and the No. 236-rated Hatters in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-61 win for the Knights on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Florida has the nation's No. 236-rated offensive output, at 65.2 PPG. The visiting Hatters defense ranks No. 311 allowing on average 75.3 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Hatters marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, Stetson features the nation's No. 294-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.4 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Stetson lost its last outing, an 88-81 result against Charleston Southern on December 21. Stetson got 23 points from Chris Perez but lost anyway, 88-81, to Charleston Southern on Wednesday at Edmunds Center.

Central Florida was a 61-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites. Central Florida suffered a 61-60 loss against Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Marcus Jordan in a losing effort at Cajundome.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Tulane are 4-3
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hatters at Knights trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Stetson
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Stetson
Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Stetson at Kennesaw State, Monday, January 2
Central Florida home to Tulane, Wednesday, January 4