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Central Florida Knights take on Mustangs in NCAA Basketball Betting

Central Florida takes to the basketball court against Southern Methodist on Sunday, hoping to send the Mustangs to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Moody Coliseum.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Methodist Mustangs to cover the point spread in this one found them as -20.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Central Florida Knights vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Methodist Mustangs are 14-0 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs the number. The Central Florida Knights, meanwhile, are 8-5 and 10-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Methodist go 6-4 and the Central Florida Knights go 6-6 on betting totals.

This game puts the Southern Methodist Mustangs, most recently No. 73 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Central Florida Knights, who rate No. 123 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Methodist has the nation's No. 33-rated offensive output, at 81.14 PPG. The visiting Central Florida Knights defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 71.23 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 51.85% so far, more than the Southern Methodist Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.24% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Florida got 20 points from Adonys Henriquez en route to a 75-64 victory over South Florida on Wednesday at CFE Federal Credit Union Arena.

The Mustangs grabbed a 59-57 win over the Bearcats on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Ben Moore at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Central Florida is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Central Florida's last 10 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida home to East Carolina, Saturday, January 16th
Southern Methodist at East Carolina, Wednesday, January 13th