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Connecticut Central Florida Betting Preview

Central Florida KnightsConnecticut Huskies
9-4January 11, 2014, 06:00 | Gampel Pavilion12-3

The Central Florida Knights will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Huskies in Connecticut at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 4-8-1 ATS. Central Florida is 4-3 against the total, while Connecticut is 5-7-1 versus the number.

View Central Florida Knights vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

The Knights were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Huskies - Knights odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Connecticut is rated No. 38 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 159.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 78-76 winner as they battled Temple at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Central Florida got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Isaiah Sykes en route to a 78-76 victory over Temple on Saturday at CFE Arena.

Connecticut was a 61-56 winner in its last match at home against Harvard. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as favorites. Connecticut earned a 61-56 victory over Harvard on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Shabazz Napier at Gampel Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 113-rated offensive output, at 74.33 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 133 allowing on average 69.62 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46.14% so far, less than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

A few Knights at Huskies trends to consider:
Central Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Central Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Connecticut is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida at Rutgers, Wednesday, January 15th
Connecticut at Memphis, Thursday, January 16th