Thursday, February 25, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 5-3. They are 11-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-14. The Bulls have an overall record of 7-21 and a home record of 4-12. They have an over/under record of 13-10 and they are 13-10 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Rodney Purvis averages 13 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for UConn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 15.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Chris Perry averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
UConn averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 163rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 145th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 10.9 per game. The Huskies allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the Division 1.
USF averages 63.9 points per game this year which ranks them 326th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 231st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 346th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per contest which ranks them 50th and 338th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 328th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 56th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 276th place in the nation. The Bulls force 9.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 67.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 51.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Huskies give up 63.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 65.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 95.2 and 42.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35%. The Bulls give up 70.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-11 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-14 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 13-10 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 13-10 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UConn
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