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Knights vs Golden Hurricane College Hoops Game Preview

Central Florida KnightsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Reynolds Center

Central Florida Knights vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Knights travelling to Tulsa Wednesday to take on the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday.

The Knights will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Hurricane are 8-8 ATS. Central Florida is 4-9-1 on the totals; Tulsa is 9-7.

View Central Florida vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Central Florida before tip-off in this one will find them as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Hurricane - Knights odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulsa is rated No. 118 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 60. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-67 win for the Knights.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knights rank No. 48 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.1 per game. That compares with Tulsa’s No. 87 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tulsa is college basketball's No. 238-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Knights rate No. 258 with 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida was a 48-41 winner in its last match on the road against UAB. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Knights grabbed a 48-41 win over the Blazers on Saturday, behind a 10-point effort from Keith Clanton at Bartow Arena.

Tulsa won its last outing, a 70-46 result against Rice on January 21. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The battle between the Golden Hurricane and Owls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rice was handed a 70-46 defeat on Saturday at Autry Court.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Miss are 5-4
After playing UAB are 3-4
After a win are 8-2

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 7-3
After playing Rice are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Knights at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tulsa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Florida

Next up:
Central Florida home to Southern Miss, Saturday, January 28
Tulsa at Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 28