South Florida at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 13.5 point favorites.
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South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-16. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 62.6 points per contest while giving up 71.3 per game. Connecticut has an overall mark of 11-12. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 6-13 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 11-9 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-12 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Tulio Da Silva Left Team is out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
01/08/18 F Eric Cobb Suspension is out indefinitely
Stephen Jiggets averages 12.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Payton Banks averages 12.2 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jalen Adams averages 17.6 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Terry Larrier averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 62.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 347th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 321st. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 122nd in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 139th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 275th place in college basketball. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 315th in the country with 66.8 points per game this year. They are 336th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 331st in college basketball. They are 186th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 349th in assists per contest with 9.7. The Huskies are 208th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Huskies surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 148th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Bulls are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 94.5, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 293rd. In terms of pace they are 332nd in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 324th. As a team they are 310th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 283rd in Division 1. South Florida is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 190th in the nation.
Connecticut is 188th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 161st in Division 1. The Huskies are 220th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 311th. They are 287th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 340th. As a unit they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -13.5
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