Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-17 and a road record of 0-6. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Cougars have an overall record of 13-5 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 7-5 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Roddy Peters averages 9.8 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for South Florida. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.6 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Devonta Pollard averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
South Florida averages 62.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 349th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game which ranks them 51st and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 313th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 225th place in the country. They force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 58th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 75th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 199th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 183rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 35th with 11.1 per game. The Cougars allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 7-8 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 7-8 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-6 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 7-5 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
Houston Cougars Injuries
01/22/16 G LeRon Barnes Groin probable Saturday vs. South Florida
01/22/16 G Robert Gray Jr. Disciplinary missed last game, probable Saturday vs. South Florida
Tony's Pick: Take South Florida
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