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Central Florida Knights visit Houston Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Central Florida KnightsHouston Cougars
10-14February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Hofheinz Pavilion12-14



A key college battle sees the visiting Central Florida Knights travelling to Houston Saturday to take on the Cougars.

Houston will face the 10-14 Knights, who own a 5-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 7-14 on the OU so far this season while the Knights are 10-8.

View Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cougars installed as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 309-rated Cougars and the No. 284-ranked Knights, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.



Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 77-49 loser as they battled Cincinnati at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. Central Florida was run off the court by the Bearcats on Wednesday as Cincinnati routed them 77-49 at CFE Arena.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Southern Methodist on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Jherrod Stiggers scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 68-64 to Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 183-rated offensive output, at 69.12 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 186 allowing on average 72.42 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 44.65% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

A few Knights at Cougars trends to consider:
Central Florida is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Central Florida is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games
Central Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida


Next up:
Central Florida home to Rutgers, Wednesday, February 26th
Houston at Memphis, Thursday, February 27th

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