Florida Atlantic vs South Florida NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2019
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs South Florida Bulls
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: South Florida -8.5
The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 8.5 point favorites.
Florida Atlantic heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 66.8 per game. South Florida has an overall mark of 6-6. They are averaging 64.4 points per contest and giving up 61.3, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-6-0 against the spread
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 5-4-0 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 Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Personal has left team
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
Cornelius Taylor comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Michael Forrest averages 10.5 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
David Collins averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 45%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida Atlantic averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 201st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 107th in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 105th and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 107th with 14.6 per game. The Owls allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 228th and 193rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 195th place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 317th in the country with 64.4 points per game this year. They are 250th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 261st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 340th in assists per contest with 9.6. The Bulls are 39th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Bulls surrender 61.3 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 275th and 307th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 323rd in country in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game.
The Owls have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 168th. They are 159th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 159th. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in D-1. Florida Atlantic is 131st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 28th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 96.1, which is ranked 284th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 240th. As a unit they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 149th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida Atlantic/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Florida -8.5
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