Connecticut at South Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 4 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 71.4 per contest. South Florida has an overall record of 10-2. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 8-4-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/18 F Mamadou Diarra Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/01/19 F Kwintin Williams Illness is questionable Wednesday vs South Florida
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Christian Vital averages 12.4 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
David Collins averages 13.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Laquincy Rideau averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 53rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 142nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 114th with 14.3 per game. The Huskies allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 202nd and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 77th place in Division 1. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 163rd in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 211th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 198th in the nation. They are 28th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 123rd in assists per contest with 14.7. The Bulls are 19th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Bulls surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 59th in those defensive statistics. They rank 130th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 43rd with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 334th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Huskies are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 59th in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 104th. As a team they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 274th in Division 1. Connecticut is 171st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 41st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 208th. They are 145th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 234th. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Florida +4
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