Central Florida Knights vs. Florida Atlantic Owls - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (2-5) at Central Florida Knights (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to instate foe the Central Florida Knights Saturday.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are in need of some momentum but there is a need for more scoring and less points allowed. The Owls did both in a 72-58 victory versus sub division Ave Maria on Thursday night to up their record to 2-5. FAU led by four after 20 minutes before pulling away in the second half. The Gyrenes hit at 43% but FAU knocked down shots at almost 56% with seven more free throws and a +16 on the backboards. Florida Atlantic received 17 points and six pulls from Adonis Fiers while Jackson Trapp and CJ Turman added 12 points apiece with the latter grabbing six boards. Jesse Hill added eleven points and five yanks as eight players reached the scoring column.
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The Central Florida Knights certainly look like an improved team but we don’t know that for sure until they begin conference play. The Knights have won three in a row following a 67-63 win versus visiting Massachusetts Tuesday. UCF led by 12 at the break before holding off a late Minutemen charge. The Knights held a 44%-38% shooting edge but gave the ball away 18 times to give UMass eleven more looks but a 13-4 advantage at the stripe won it. AJ Davis led a balanced attack with 14 points and five yanks while Shaheed Davis and Adonys Henriquez added eleven points each and combined for 13 rebounds. Daquan Walker chipped in with ten points and nine players scored altogether.
The under is 8-1 in Florida Atlantic last 9 non-conference games and is 6-2-1 in their last 9 road games. If we look at the numbers for both teams they lead you to believe Central Florida is the choice. Having said that I have seen this team fall flat numerous times in the past and that makes me gun shy…