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Jan 18, 8:00 PM | UCF Arena

Memphis Tigers vs Central Florida Knights Odds


Memphis pays a visit to Central Florida on Wednesday, hoping to send the Knights to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at UCF Arena.

The Knights bring a 13-4 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-5 Tigers, who are 5-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Central Florida go 3-8-1 so far and the Tigers go 6-6-2.

View Memphis vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Knights in this one, they're listed as 1-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 51 (Knights) and the No. 22 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-74 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 202-ranked scoring average of 67.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 186 and allowing 67.4 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 43% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (48.6% per game).

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis was an 89-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Houston. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Tigers and Cougars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston was handed an 89-55 defeat on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

In their last action, Central Florida was a 65-64 loser on the road against Marshall. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Keith Clanton scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Knights to a win (they lost 65-64 to Marshall at Cam Henderson Center on Saturday).

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Southern Methodist are 10-0
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 2-5
After playing Marshall are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Knights trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Memphis
Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 21
Central Florida at UAB, Saturday, January 21