South Florida at Houston Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The South Florida Bulls head to Fertitta Center to take on the Houston Cougars on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 13 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 25-1. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 60.3, which is a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 17-8-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 11-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 17-8-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Collins comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.8 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Corey Davis Jr. scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 160th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 216th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 220th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 16.5 per game. The Bulls allow 65.8 points per contest, which is 46th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 41st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 35th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 112th in the nation with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 204th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 131st in the NCAA. They are 5th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 66th in assists per game with 15.0. The Cougars are 298th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Cougars give up 60.3 points per game, which ranks them 5th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 117th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 193rd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 164th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 236th. As a team they are 239th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. South Florida is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 42nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.2. In terms of pace they are 268th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 142nd. As a team they are 133rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 54th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida +13
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