Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 14 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 6-16 and a road record of 1-8. They are 8-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Huskies have an overall record of 10-12 and a home record of 6-4. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 6-13 against the spread.
Tulio Da Silva comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Geno Thorpe averages 14 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for South Florida. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jalen Adams averages 14.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
South Florida averages 66.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 304th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 202nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 124th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 195th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 345th with 16.4 per game. The Bulls allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 308th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 65.4 points per game this year which ranks them 316th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 278th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 91st and 177th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 122nd with 12.8 per game. The Huskies allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the nation. The Huskies force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in college basketball.
The Bulls average 63.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -20 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 94.4 and they assist on 52.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. South Florida turns the ball over an average of 20.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Bulls give up 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 87.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 65 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 99.9 and 56.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.4%. The Huskies give up 61.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 8-11 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 12-7 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-13 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-9 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
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
02/07/17 F Juwan Durham Foot "?" Wednesday vs. South Florida
02/07/17 F Steven Enoch Foot "?" Wednesday vs. South Florida
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -14
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