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Central Florida Knights take on Bearcats in NCAA basketball test

Central Florida KnightsCincinnati Bearcats
9-7January 23, 2014, 09:00 | Fifth Third Arena17-2

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Central Florida when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Cincinnati will face the 9-7 Knights, who own a 2-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 1-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knights are 6-4 favoring the OVER.

View Central Florida Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Cincinnati in this one found them as -16-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 239-rated Central Florida taking on the No. 23-rated Bearcats in this contest.

Central Florida was a 58-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Central Florida got 11 points from Tristan Spurlock but lost anyway, 58-46, to Southern Methodist on Saturday at CFE Arena.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 61-54 result against South Florida on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Cincinnati got 18 points from Sean Kilpatrick en route to a 61-54 victory over South Florida on Saturday at Sun Dome.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knights rank No. 14 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.5 per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 72 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cincinnati is college basketball's No. 149-ranked team at 5.84 per game, while the Knights rate No. 63 with 7.38 per game.

A few Knights at Bearcats trends to consider:
Central Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 6 games
Central Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 29th
Cincinnati at Temple, Sunday, January 26th