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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Knights underdogs vs Scarlet Knights at Rutgers

Central Florida KnightsRutgers Scarlet Knights
9-5January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center7-9

Central Florida pays a visit to Rutgers on Wednesday, hoping to send the Scarlet Knights to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Supporters of the Knights have watched them go 9-5 and 2-6 ATS on the year, while the Scarlet Knights are at 7-9 and 7-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 8-6, while the Knights have a 5-3 mark.

View Central Florida Knights vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Scarlet Knights - Knights odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 212 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 192.

Central Florida was an 84-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Knights were hammered by Connecticut on Saturday, losing by an 84-61 final at Gampel Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 71-51 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Rutgers was run off the court by the Bearcats on Saturday as Cincinnati routed them 71-51 at Fifth Third Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 92-rated squad against Central Florida's No. 16-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 108 in the country with 6.44 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 52 nationally with 7.57 per match.

A few Knights at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Central Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Central Florida is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Central Florida home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 18th
Rutgers at Houston, Sunday, January 19th