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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Hurricanes over Knights

Miami HurricanesCentral Florida Knights
Dec 18, 8:00 PM | UCF Arena

Miami Hurricanes vs Central Florida Knights Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Miami Hurricanes travelling to Central Florida Tuesday to take on the Knights.

The Knights are 6-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Florida go 0-0 and the Hurricanes go 0-2 on the totals.

View Miami vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Knights in this one found them listed as 4-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Hurricanes was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knights sit at No. 178 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at No. 25 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hurricanes will win this game 79-75.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Florida has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 72 PPG. The visiting Hurricanes defense ranks No. 85 allowing on average 61.1 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 52.3% so far, more than the Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.

Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami won its last outing, a 77-46 result against Charlotte on December 14. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The battle between the Hurricanes and 49ers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 77-46 defeat on Friday at BankUnited Center.

Central Florida was a 75-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Calvin Newell scored 17 points leading the Knights to a 75-71 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center on Friday.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Stetson are 7-3
After playing Old Dominion are 0-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Knights trends to consider:
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Central Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Hawaii, Saturday, December 22
Central Florida home to Stetson, Thursday, December 20