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Central Florida Knights vs Southern Methodist Mustangs in college hoops odds

Southern Methodist MustangsCentral Florida Knights
11-4January 18, 2014, 12:00 | CFE Arena9-6

The Central Florida Knights will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at CFE Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Knights currently sports a 9-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-7 ATS. The Mustangs are 11-4 and 6-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights produce a 6-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mustangs have gone 4-7 against the number.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

Central Florida opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 192 (Knights) and the No. 83 (Mustangs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 71-54 winner as they battled South Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. The Mustangs grabbed a 71-54 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Markus Kennedy at Moody Coliseum.

Central Florida lost its last outing, an 85-75 result against Rutgers on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Isaiah Sykes went off for 29 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Rutgers handed Central Florida an 85-75 defeat at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Florida's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 77.33 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 18 at 61.75 PPG. The Knights field goal percentage has averaged 45.15% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.25% per game.

A few Mustangs at Knights trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 5 games
Central Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Hofstra, Sunday, January 19th
Central Florida at Cincinnati, Thursday, January 23rd