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March 9, 6:30 PM | FedExForum

Central Florida Knights vs Memphis Tigers Odds


The Tigers will be trying to slam the Central Florida Knights on Friday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in college betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament.

The Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 16-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 15-13-1 ATS. Central Florida is 10-14-1 against the total, while Memphis is 14-13-2 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Knights odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 71. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-71 win for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 36-ranked offense, averaging 74.8 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 58 at 62.3 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 49.3% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 110 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida was a 64-54 winner in its last match at home against UAB. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Central Florida earned a 64-54 victory over UAB on Thursday, getting 14 points from Keith Clanton at FedExForum.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 65-47 winner as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They covered in the match as a 16-point favorite. The Tigers grabbed a 65-47 win over the Miners on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Joe Jackson at FedExForum.