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College Basketball Matchup - Central Florida Knights Memphis Tigers Odds Preview

Memphis TigersCentral Florida Knights
15-4January 29, 2014, 07:00 | CFE Arena9-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Central Florida and Memphis on Wednesday, with the host Knights trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Knights currently sports a 9-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-9 ATS. The Tigers are 15-4 and 10-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights produce a 6-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 4-11 against the number.

View Memphis Tigers vs Central Florida Knights Odds and Stats.

The Knights were listed as 9-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Knights, most recently No. 248 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 35 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Memphis, they were an 80-58 winner as they battled South Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 15-point favorite. Memphis cruised to victory on Sunday, running South Florida out of the gym and running up an 80-58 score at FedExForum.

Central Florida was a 69-51 loser in its last match on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. Central Florida got 12 points from Calvin Newell but lost anyway, 69-51, to Cincinnati on Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 101-ranked scoring average of 73.94 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 128 and allowing 69.47 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 44.15% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (48.33% per game).

A few Tigers at Knights trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Memphis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games on the road
Central Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games
Central Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Memphis at Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 1st
Central Florida at Louisville, Saturday, February 1st