Missouri vs. Central Florida Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Missouri is favored on the road tonight, as the Tigers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Central Florida. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 137 points. These two meet tonight from CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida and the game will air live on ESPN2.
Missouri is coming off an 83-79 loss to West Virginia last weekend in tournament action. The Tigers are now 5-2 on the season and 5-1 against the spread. Missouri is scoring 82.7 points per game thus far while allowing 69 points per contest. Kassius Robertson has been leading the team with 13.6 points per game while Kevin Puryear is adding 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Central Florida is coming off a 46-43 loss to St. John’s last week for its second straight loss. The Golden Knights are now 4-2 on the season and 3-2 against the spread. UCF is putting up just 64.5 points per game this season while allowing 69 points per game. The Knights lost B.J. Taylor after the first game of the season. A.J. Davis has been leading the team thus far with 10.3 points and 11 rebounds per game while Tacko Fall is adding 10.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for tonight but Missouri is 5-1 against the spread in its last six non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in its last eight against a team with a winning percentage of .600 or better. UCF is a competitive team, but the Knights lack of offense concerns me against a team like Missouri. The Knights also aren’t at full strength, which doesn’t help. The public betting is strongly with the Tigers tonight and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MISSOURI -2.5