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NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Miss vs. Central Florida

Southern Miss Golden EaglesCentral Florida Knights
Feb 26, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Central Florida Knights Odds


Southern Miss travels to Central Florida on Saturday, hoping to boost its 21-6 record with a victory over the Knights.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 21-6 and 10-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Knights are at 17-9 and 8-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Knights are 7-11, while the Golden Eagles have a 11-7 mark.

View Southern Miss vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Knights in this one, they're listed as 1-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Knights) and the No. 46 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-76 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 85-rated squad against Southern Miss's No. 18-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 212 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 241 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Miss owns the country's No. 240-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 78-67 winner as they battled Loyola New Orleans at home. Southern Miss got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Maurice Bolden en route to a 78-67 victory over Loyola New Orleans on Tuesday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Central Florida was a 74-68 winner in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs. The Knights grabbed a 74-68 win over the Miners on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Keith Clanton at Haskins Center.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5
Before playing UAB are 7-3
After playing Loyola New Orleans are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 4-2
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Eagles at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Florida's last 6 games
Central Florida is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Central Florida is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Central Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southern Miss home to UAB, Wednesday, March 2
Central Florida home to Southern Methodist, Wednesday, March 2