South Florida at Wichita State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Charles Koch Arena
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 29 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-9. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 63.9 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 12-2. They are averaging 84.4 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 4-8 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Jiggets averages 11.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Payton Banks averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Shaquille Morris averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Landry Shamet averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 124th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 160th, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 200th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in college basketball. South Florida averages 63.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 341st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 301st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 148th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 87th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 116th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 91st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest, and 40th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 64th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Wichita State is 27th in Division 1 with 84.4 points per game this year. They are 59th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the nation. They are 7th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Shockers are 255th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Bulls are 316th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.7, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 209th. In terms of pace they are 339th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 303rd. As a team they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. South Florida is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 94th in the nation.
Wichita State is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 37th in Division 1. The Shockers are 88th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 21st. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 43rd. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 132nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wichita State -29
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