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Central Florida vs Maine Prediction Basketball Picks 12-18-23

Central Florida Knights (6-3) vs Maine Black Bears (8-4)
2023-12-18 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Central Florida Knights -12 -- Over/Under: 137.5
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The Maine Black Bears and the UCF Knights meet Monday in college basketball action from CFE Arena. Maine is riding a four-game win streak at 8-4 on the year following a win over Central Connecticut. As for UCF, they’re coming off a loss to Ole Miss which dropped the Knights to 6-3 overall. Let’s get into our Maine vs. UCF prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Maine Black Bears 

The Black Bears had a shaky 4-4 run to start off the season. The losses in that time came versus Charlotte, Merrimack, North Florida and Columbia. Maine otherwise took out Maine-Presque Isle, Northwestern State, Presbyterian and South Florida in that time, then beat Holy Cross, Brown and Boston U in the next trio. 

Maine bagged another win last Saturday versus Central Connecticut. The Bears were up 32-28 going into the second half and kept the Blue Devils at bay from there in a 69-56 result. Leading team scorer Peter Filipovity posted 19 points with eight rebounds, and Kristians Feierbergs put up 14 points with five boards. 

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UCF Knights

Over on the UCF side, they lost just two of their first eight games this year. The Knights fell to Miami and Stetson in that time, but otherwise took out Florida International, Cal State Fullerton, South Dakota State, Charlotte, Lipscomb and Jacksonville. UCF put up 47.7 percent shooting in the win over the Dolphins 94-52. 

The Knights fell back into the loss column against a good Ole Miss team in their latest outing. UCF was down 37-30 going into the locker room but made things interesting down the stretch in a 70-68 finish. Tops in scoring was Darius Johnson with 25 points, five steals and three assists. 

ANDREW’S FREE MAINE VS UCF PREDICTION 

I’ll stick with UCF here. The Knights played great on the boards versus Ole Miss in their last outing but they didn’t shoot very well. The 36.8 percent from the field and 18.2 percent (4-of-22) from 3-point range torpedoed UCF’s chances at a big win. Still, the Knights have scored 68 or more points in every game this year and 72 or more in eight of nine. 

As for Maine, they’ve held opponents to 65 points or fewer during all four games of this current win streak. The Black Bears are going to want to slow things down here, but I don’t think they’ll be able to corral UCF’s offense. 

Mitch Wilson's Free Pick: UCF Knights -12

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Central Florida vs Maine Prediction Basketball Picks 12-18-23

Central Florida Knights (6-3) vs Maine Black Bears (8-4)
2023-12-18 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Central Florida Knights -12 -- Over/Under: 137.5
(Get latest betting odds)

The Maine Black Bears and the UCF Knights meet Monday in college basketball action from CFE Arena. Maine is riding a four-game win streak at 8-4 on the year following a win over Central Connecticut. As for UCF, they’re coming off a loss to Ole Miss which dropped the Knights to 6-3 overall. Let’s get into our Maine vs. UCF prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Maine Black Bears 

The Black Bears had a shaky 4-4 run to start off the season. The losses in that time came versus Charlotte, Merrimack, North Florida and Columbia. Maine otherwise took out Maine-Presque Isle, Northwestern State, Presbyterian and South Florida in that time, then beat Holy Cross, Brown and Boston U in the next trio. 

Maine bagged another win last Saturday versus Central Connecticut. The Bears were up 32-28 going into the second half and kept the Blue Devils at bay from there in a 69-56 result. Leading team scorer Peter Filipovity posted 19 points with eight rebounds, and Kristians Feierbergs put up 14 points with five boards. 

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UCF Knights

Over on the UCF side, they lost just two of their first eight games this year. The Knights fell to Miami and Stetson in that time, but otherwise took out Florida International, Cal State Fullerton, South Dakota State, Charlotte, Lipscomb and Jacksonville. UCF put up 47.7 percent shooting in the win over the Dolphins 94-52. 

The Knights fell back into the loss column against a good Ole Miss team in their latest outing. UCF was down 37-30 going into the locker room but made things interesting down the stretch in a 70-68 finish. Tops in scoring was Darius Johnson with 25 points, five steals and three assists. 

ANDREW’S FREE MAINE VS UCF PREDICTION 

I’ll stick with UCF here. The Knights played great on the boards versus Ole Miss in their last outing but they didn’t shoot very well. The 36.8 percent from the field and 18.2 percent (4-of-22) from 3-point range torpedoed UCF’s chances at a big win. Still, the Knights have scored 68 or more points in every game this year and 72 or more in eight of nine. 

As for Maine, they’ve held opponents to 65 points or fewer during all four games of this current win streak. The Black Bears are going to want to slow things down here, but I don’t think they’ll be able to corral UCF’s offense. 

Mitch Wilson's Free Pick: UCF Knights -12

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