Wednesday, January 25, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 8-11 and a road record of 1-5. They are 5-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-12 and a home record of 5-6. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
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Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.2 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tulio Da Silva averages 9.6 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Connecticut averages 63.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 326th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 318th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 97th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 66.3 points per game this year which ranks them 295th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 216th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 141st and 237th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 334th with 16 per game. The Bulls allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 146th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 235th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 295th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 271st place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 63.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 98.3 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Huskies give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 68.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.2 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 94.1 and 51.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 19.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.5%. The Bulls give up 70.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-11 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-9 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 6-9 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 8-7 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
01/24/17 F Juwan Durham Foot "?" Wednesday vs. South Florida
01/24/17 F Steven Enoch Foot out indefinitely
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
01/24/17 F Malik Fitts Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Connecticut
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida +8.5
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