South Florida at Connecticut Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The South Florida Bulls head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 3 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 13-15. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 17-9-1 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 12-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 17-11-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-14-2 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/09/19 G Jalen Adams Ankle is out 4-6 weeks
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
David Collins comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.1 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Tarin Smith scores 8.4 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Alterique Gilbert averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 72.7 points per contest, which is 179th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 233rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 145th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 16.4 per game. The Bulls allow 66.3 points per contest, which is 52nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 56th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 159th place in the country. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 325th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 114th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 172nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 131st in the NCAA. They are 139th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 229th in assists per game with 12.9. The Huskies are 169th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Huskies give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 173rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 189th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 154th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 135th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 278th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 208th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 180th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 239th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 200th in Division 1. South Florida is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 218th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 124th. They are 137th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 182nd. As a unit they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida +3
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