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Central Florida Knights visit Temple Owls in college basketball clash

Central Florida KnightsTemple Owls
11-16March 04, 2014, 06:30 | Liacouras Center7-21

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Liacouras Center Tuesday as host Temple looks to handle the Central Florida Knights in NCAA hoops action.

The Owls currently sports a 7-21 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-15 ATS. The Knights are 11-16 and 6-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Owls produce a 13-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Knights have gone 11-10 against the number.

View Central Florida Knights vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Knights were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at GTbets.eu.

This game puts the Owls, most recently No. 212 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Knights, who rate No. 256 in the latest survey.

Central Florida was a 70-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Knights endured a 70-55 loss at the hands of the Mustangs on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Isaiah Sykes at Moody Coliseum.

Temple was an 89-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Temple got 24 points from Dalton Pepper but lost anyway, 89-79, to Houston on Saturday at Liacouras Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Knights is ranked No. 27 in NCAA hoops at 38.26 per game. Contrast that with Temple’s No. 129 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Temple is the No. 97-ranked team in the country at 6.54 per game, while Central Florida rates No. 92 at 6.67 per game.

A few Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Central Florida is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
Central Florida is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Temple is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Temple is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Temple's last 12 games
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida home to Houston, Friday, March 7th
Temple at South Florida, Saturday, March 8th