Wednesday, February 15, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The Cincinnati Bearcats head to USF Sun Dome to take on the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 18 point favorites.
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The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-3 and a road record of 6-2. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Bulls have an overall record of 7-17 and a home record of 6-8. They have an over/under record of 13-8 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Kyle Washington comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Troy Holston averages 10.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 48%. Geno Thorpe averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cincinnati averages 76 points per contest this season which ranks them 94th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 71st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.6 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in Division 1.
South Florida averages 65.4 points per game this year which ranks them 314th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 230th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 223rd and 243rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 339th with 15.9 per game. The Bulls allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 327th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest which puts them in 333rd place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 62.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 113.2 and they assist on 60% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35%. The Bearcats give up 58.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 67.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.4 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 94.2 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.4%. The Bulls give up 71.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-10 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-11 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 9-12 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 13-8 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -18
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