Stetson Hatters vs. UCF Knights Betting Prediction 12/16/18

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The UCF Knights (8-2) welcome the Stetson Hatters (2-9) to CFE Federal Credit Union Arena. The Hatters will try to put an end to a six-game road losing streak. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Stetson Hatters vs. UCF Knights ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Knights beat the Rider Broncs 84-70, while the Hatters had no trouble getting past the Johnson (FL) Suns 116-66.

Stetson played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 55.3 and a turnover percentage of 13.8. For those same stats, Johnson (FL) was 9.1 and 20.5, respectively. The Knights, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.424 vs. 0.130) and had a much better turnover percentage (12.2 vs. 17.6). Collin Smith put together a good game for UCF with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Stetson was led by Christiaan Jones, who put up 20 points and eight rebounds.

The Knights won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 74-55. UCF launched 15 three pointers, making six of them (40.0 percent), while Stetson was 3-14 (21.4 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Aubrey Dawkins has really been playing well recently for UCF, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

UCF could have their way on the defensive side of the ball as they face off against one of the worst offenses in the country. The Knights rank 20th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.445), while Stetson is 272nd in effective field goal percentage (0.456). Opposite paces will be on display in this battle. The up-tempo Hatters rank 50th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Knights rank 315th.

Stetson Hatters vs. UCF Knights Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UCF, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UCF ranks 27th in rebounds per game (40.4) while Stetson ranks 251st in rebounds allowed per game (40.4).
  • The Knights rank 126th in assists per game (13.8) while the Hatters rank 221st in assists allowed per game (16.8).
  • UCF ranks 45th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Stetson ranks 118th (8.1).
  • The Knights average 5.5 blocks per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. The Hatters rank 141st in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • Stetson ranks 130th in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while UCF ranks 239th (19.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hatters’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 9.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Knights have scored an average of 77.2 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.2 points per game (0.7 above their season average).