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Rice Owls vs Central Florida Knights Betting Matchup Report

Central Florida KnightsRice Owls
Feb 22, 9:00 PM | Autry Court

Central Florida Knights vs Rice Owls Odds

19-7TEAM RECORD15-12

The Rice Owls host Central Florida on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-12 mark against the 19-7 Knights in college hoops action at Autry Court.

The Owls bring a 15-12 record (6-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-7 Knights, who are 13-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rice go 7-10-1 so far and the Knights go 7-12-1.

View Central Florida vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Knights listed as 1.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Knights odds would favor the Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rice is rated No. 120 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 52. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-70 win for the Knights.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rice has the nation's No. 141-rated offensive output, at 69.6 PPG. The visiting Knights defense ranks No. 50 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Florida owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 62.1 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 117 in scoring at home.

Central Florida won its last outing, a 64-55 result against East Carolina on February 18. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Keith Clanton scored 16 points leading the Knights to a 64-55 victory over East Carolina at UCF Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Rice was a 69-50 loser on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Rice got 11 points from Connor Frizzelle but lost anyway, 69-50, to Tulsa on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Texas El Paso are 3-4
After playing East Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Miss are 2-5
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Knights at Owls trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rice's last 9 games when playing Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing at home against Central Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rice's last 12 games

Next up:
Central Florida home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, February 25
Rice at Southern Miss, Saturday, February 25

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