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Central Florida Knights vs Memphis Tigers in college hoops odds

Memphis TigersCentral Florida Knights
March 2, 1:00 PM | UCF Arena

Memphis Tigers vs Central Florida Knights Odds


The Central Florida Knights will be trying to slam the Memphis Tigers on Saturday when the teams tip off at UCF Arena in college betting action.

The Knights sport records of 19-9 and 10-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 24-4 and 11-14 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-6 for the Knights and 16-6-1 for the Tigers.

View Memphis vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Tigers were listed as 6-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knights sit at No. 93 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 29 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 80-74.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Florida's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 123 at 64.4 PPG. The Knights field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis was a 64-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Geron Johnson at Cintas Center.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 65-50 winner as they battled Georgia Southwestern at home. Kasey Wilson scored 20 points leading the Knights to a 65-50 victory over Georgia Southwestern at UCF Arena on Tuesday.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas El Paso are 10-0
After playing Xavier are 2-0
After a loss are 8-2

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UAB are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Knights trends to consider:
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games on the road
Central Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Central Florida is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Central Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Texas El Paso, Tuesday, March 5
Central Florida at UAB, Wednesday, March 6