FIU at South Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The FIU Panthers head to USF Sun Dome to take on the South Florida Bulls on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 5.5 point favorites.
FIU comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. South Florida has an overall record of 4-5. They are averaging 63.8 points per game and surrendering 67.2, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 3-1 against the spread this season
The FIU Panthers are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 3-3 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/01/17 G David Collins Knee is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
Eric Lockett averages 17.1 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Trejon Jacob averages 16.4 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Payton Banks scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Stephen Jiggets averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
FIU averages 72.0 points per contest this year, which is 235th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 248th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 260th in Division 1. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 337th with 10.8 per game. The Panthers allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 87th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 188th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 337th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 218th place in college basketball. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 282nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 336th in the country with 63.8 points per contest this season. They are 300th in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 218th in Division 1. They are 239th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 277th in assists per game with 12.3. The Bulls are 137th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Bulls give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 79th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 112th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 159th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 21st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per contest this year.
The Panthers are 269th in the nation in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 93.1 is ranked 62nd. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. FIU is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 108th in the nation.
South Florida is 55th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 81st in Division 1. The Bulls are 197th in the nation in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 308th. They are 342nd in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 303rd. As a unit they are 277th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 281st in the country.
Who will win tonight's FIU/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take FIU +5.5
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