South Florida at FIU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The South Florida Bulls head to FIU Arena to take on the FIU Panthers on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has FIU as 3 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 66.8 per game. FIU has an overall mark of 8-2. They are averaging 96.6 points per contest and giving up 85.1, which is a point differential of 11.5.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The FIU Panthers are 6-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Collins comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Laquincy Rideau averages 12.3 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Brian Beard Jr. scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Devon Andrews averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 74.9 points per contest, which is 178th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 240th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 80th with 15.0 per game. The Bulls allow 66.8 points per contest, which is 68th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 147th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 89th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 202nd place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 325th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
FIU is 2nd in the nation with 96.6 points per contest this season. They are 84th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.5. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 306th in the NCAA. They are 64th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 17.4. The Panthers are 124th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Panthers give up 85.1 points per game, which ranks them 348th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 253rd and 83rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 290th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 350th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 351st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 21.5 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they are 162nd in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 264th. As a team they are 257th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 271st in Division 1. South Florida is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
FIU is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 1st in Division 1 with 87.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 112th. As a team they are 152nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 110th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/FIU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida +3
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