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Central Florida Knights visit Florida Atlantic Owls in college basketball clash

Central Florida KnightsFlorida Atlantic Owls
3-2December 03, 2013, 07:00 | FAU Arena1-6

The Florida Atlantic Owls will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Central Florida Knights at FAU Arena in NCAA basketball action.

Florida Atlantic battles the Knights, currently sitting with a 3-2 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-2 for the Owls and 1-2 for the Knights.

View Central Florida Knights vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

The Owls were listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 263 and the Knights at No. 217 heading into this contest.

Central Florida was an 85-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Central Florida suffered an 85-70 loss against Valparaiso on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Calvin Newell in a losing effort at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Florida Atlantic was a 94-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Toledo. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Florida Atlantic was run off the court by the Rockets on Sunday as Toledo routed them 94-74 at Calihan Hall.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knights rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 43 per game. That compares with Florida Atlantic’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida Atlantic is college basketball's No. 145-ranked team at 5.86 per game, while the Knights rate No. 79 with 7.2 per game.

A few Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Central Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida Atlantic
Central Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Central Florida
Florida Atlantic is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to Stetson, Saturday, December 7th
Florida Atlantic at Jacksonville, Saturday, December 7th