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Memphis Tigers vs Central Florida Knights Betting Preview

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Feb 28, 9:00 PM | FedExForum

Central Florida Knights vs Memphis Tigers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Memphis vs Central Florida battle Tuesday at FedExForum as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Memphis will face the 20-8 Knights, who own a 14-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 12-12-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knights are 8-13-1 favoring the OVER.

View Central Florida vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 19 and the Knights at No. 52 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-72 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 36 nationally ranked offense (74.7 points per game) against a Knights defense that sits as the No. 51 at 61.8 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 49% from the field, more than the Knights have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, Central Florida features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Florida was a 63-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Isaiah Sykes scored 23 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Central Florida on Saturday, leading the Knights to a 63-45 victory over Texas El Paso at UCF Arena.

Memphis was an 87-67 winner in its last match on the road against Marshall. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Tigers and Thundering Herd didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Marshall was handed an 87-67 defeat on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing UAB are 3-5
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-3
After a win are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Tulsa are 8-2
After playing Marshall are 5-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Knights at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Memphis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Central Florida
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida home to UAB, Saturday, March 3
Memphis at Tulsa, Saturday, March 3