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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Southern Methodist Mustangs Host the Central Florida Knights in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Central Florida Knights hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at XL Center against the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Methodist Mustangs betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Central Florida Knights vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Saturday, as the Knights are 14-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mustangs are 20-6-1 ATS. Central Florida is 13-13 against the total, while Southern Methodist is 15-12 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Southern Methodist Mustangs, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Central Florida Knights, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 114 nationally ranked offense (74.78 points per game) against a Central Florida Knights defense that sits as the No. 5 at 60.32 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been averaging 47.33% from the field, more than the Knights have managed so far this season (43.67% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Florida cruised to victory on Friday, running Memphis out of the gym and running up a 84-54 score at XL Center.

East Carolina was victimized by Semi Ojeleye for 36 points as the Mustangs defeated the Pirates 81-77 in college hoops action on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Southern Methodist is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida