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Knights vs Golden Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Central Florida KnightsSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Feb 11, 5:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Central Florida Knights vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


Reed Green Coliseum will host Golden Eagles vs. Knights action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Golden Eagles sit at 20-4 (11-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 18-6 (11-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Miss is 11-9 OU, and Central Florida is 6-11-1 OU.

View Central Florida vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Eagles installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 20 and the Knights sitting at No. 51. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-71 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 87 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Knights defense that sits as the No. 42 at 61.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 42.1% from the field, less than the Knights have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.3 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 89 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida won its last outing, a 67-60 result against Marshall on February 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Keith Clanton scored 20 points leading the Knights to a 67-60 victory over Marshall at UCF Arena on Wednesday.

Southern Miss was a 71-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UAB. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Jonathan Mills scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 71-61 to UAB at Bartow Arena on Wednesday).

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing East Carolina are 3-7
After playing Marshall are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 5-2
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Knights at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Florida's last 9 games on the road
Central Florida is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
Southern Miss is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to East Carolina, Saturday, February 18
Southern Miss home to Tulsa, Wednesday, February 15