Thursday, February 4, 2016
Fifth Third Arena
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 20 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 5-18 and a road record of 2-6. They are 10-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-9. The Bearcats have an overall record of 16-6 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 8-10 against the spread.
Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Angel Nunez averages 10.1 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for USF. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Farad Cobb averages 11.8 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Troy Caupain averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
USF averages 63.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 347th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game which ranks them 37th and 341st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 35th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 9 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in the Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 126th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 119th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 37th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 60th with 11.6 per game. The Bearcats allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 228th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the nation. The Bearcats force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in college basketball.
The Bulls average 61.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 94.6 and they assist on 42% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.2%. The Bulls give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.9 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 60.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.2%. The Bearcats give up 64.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 10-8 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 9-9 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-10 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-11 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
02/03/16 F Chris Perry Suspension out indefinitely
02/03/16 F Luis Santos Personal out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/03/16 F Shaquille Thomas Ankle "?" Thursday vs. South Florida
Josh's Pick: Take USF
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