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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Knights College Hoops Game Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersCentral Florida Knights
Nov 20, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Central Florida Knights Odds


The Central Florida Knights host Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, looking to build on their 3-0 mark against the 2-1 Blue Raiders in college hoops action at UCF Arena.

The Knights sport records of 3-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Raiders have 2-1 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Knights and 0-0 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Knights were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 76-ranked Knights and the No. 36-rated Blue Raiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-71 win for the Knights on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 70.7 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense rated No. 59 and allowing 58 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 50.3% to date this season, more than the Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (41.7% per game).

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.5 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee was a 66-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Middle Tennessee was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Florida and falling by a 66-45 score at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

In their last action, Central Florida was a 53-50 winner at home against Savannah State. The Knights grabbed a 53-50 win over the Tigers on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Keith Clanton at UCF Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Raiders at Knights trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Texas Southern, Saturday, November 24
Central Florida at Florida, Friday, November 23