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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

18-6TEAM RECORD20-4

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

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