Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Rattlers and Knights. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Knights at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 135 points, and the Knights are favored to win at home against the Rattlers.

FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS VS UCF KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida A&M Rattlers +24.5

This game will be played at Addition Financial Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Knights.
  • Even though we have UCF winning straight-up, we like Florida A&M at +24.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Does Florida A&M Have A Chance at Addition Financial Arena?

Florida A&M enters the game against UCF with a 2-7 record for the season. When playing on the road, the Rattlers are 1-5, and they are 0-1 at home. As of now, Florida A&M sits at 3-4 against the spread, which puts them below the .500 mark. In their last five games, the team has a 1-2 ATS record.

Up to this point, games involving Florida A&M have had an average of 141.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142 points. Their over/under record is 3-4-0. In the Rattlers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 155 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-2.

In contrast to their season average of 66.4 points per game, the Florida A&M had a below average performance. They scored 58 points against Iowa State and had a field goal percentage of 39.2%. The team’s top scorer is Keith Lamar, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while K’Jei Parker also carries a PPG average of 9.6 into the game.

So far, the Rattlers’ defense is ranked 289th in the country at 85.3 points per contest. In today’s game vs. UCF, the Florida A&M defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida A&M made 16 free-throws vs. the Rattlers.

Will the Knights Come Through as Home Favorites?

UCF is entering their 11th game of the season with a 7-3 record. The Knights have played two road games this season, going 1-1, while they are 4-1 overall. UCF has an ATS record of 3-4, which is below .500. However, in their last five games, they are 3-2 ATS.

After 10 games, UCF has an over/under record of 5-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 146.7 points per game so far. Looking at the Knights’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 135 points per game.

In their latest game, UCF offense put up 72 points against Lipscomb. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.3% and made 9 threes. The UCF offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Knights’ defense holds the 69th rank in the nation, allowing 66.0 points per game. Against Lipscomb in their most recent game, the UCF defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing Lipscomb to hit 40% of their shots.