Monday, January 2, 2017
USF Sun Dome
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Monday, January 2, 2017.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 7-7 and a road record of 2-6. They are 4-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-9. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-7 and a home record of 5-4. They have an over/under record of 4-6 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Que Johnson comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Justin Johnson averages 12.9 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Tulio Da Silva averages 10.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Western Kentucky averages 68.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 252nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 138th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 163rd and 298th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 138th with 13.1 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 178th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 67.2 points per game this year which ranks them 279th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 165th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 70th and 276th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 323rd with 15.9 per game. The Bulls allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 185th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 186th place in the nation. The Bulls force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in college basketball.
The Hilltoppers average 63.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Hilltoppers have an offensive rating of 95.2 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Western Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 23.6%. The Hilltoppers give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 68.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 98.8 and 50.4% 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 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% 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 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Bulls give up 68.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-7 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-9 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 4-6 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 4-6 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/31/16 F Bo Zeigler Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Houston U
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida
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