SMU at Central Florida - 1/8/23 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Central Florida Knights (11-4) vs SMU Mustangs (6-9)

Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Florida Knights -10.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The SMU Mustangs will play the UCF Knights in an AAC game on Sunday afternoon at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida.

The SMU Mustangs are 6-9 (1-1) this season after they lost to Houston by a score of 87-53 in their last game. SMU shot 30.6% from the field and was -28 in rebounding margin in the loss. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 68.8 points per game, 71.2 points against per game, 35.7 rebounds per game, and 12.2 assists per game. Zhuric Phelps has led the Mustangs this season with 17.5 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. SMU is shooting 42.4% from the field, 70.6% on free throws, and 31.6% on three pointers this year.

The UCF Knights are 11-4 (2-1) this season after they defeated East Carolina by a score of 64-61 in their last game. UCF shot 43.1% from the field and was +6 in rebounding margin in the win. The UCF Knights are averaging 69.1 points per game, 60.5 points against per game, 37.1 rebounds per game, and 13.1 assists per game. Taylor Hendricks has led the Knights this season with 14.6 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. UCF is shooting 43% from the field, 74.4% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year.

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SMU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 5-1 in SMU’s last 6 games. UCF is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 21-8 in UCF’s last 29 home games.

UCF comes into this game after winning three of their last four games and is currently tied for 3rd place in the AAC standings. SMU has lost two of their last three games and has failed to score more than 57 points in those two losses. UCF is a much better defensive team and they are allowing about 11 points fewer per game than SMU is. I like UCF in this matchup.

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