South Florida vs Utah State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/18/2019
Game: South Florida Bulls vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State -6
The South Florida Bulls head to Toyota Center to take on the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 6 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 63.9 points per contest while giving up 59.4 per game. Utah State has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 79.8 points per contest and giving up 60.9, which is a point differential of 18.8.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 4-6-1 against the over/under this year
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
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
12/15/19 C Kuba Karwowski Undisclosed is questionable
David Collins comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.4 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 44%.
Sam Merrill scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Justin Bean averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 63.9 points per contest, which is 315th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 268th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 10.1 assists per game, which ranks them 279th and 329th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 48th with 15.6 per game. The Bulls allow 59.4 points per contest, which is 26th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 268th and 327th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 45th place in the country. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 42nd in the nation with 79.8 points per contest this season. They are 143rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 18.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 147th in the NCAA. They are 4th in D-1 in rebounding with 43.6 boards per contest and 57th in assists per game with 15.7. The Aggies are 323rd in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Aggies give up 60.9 points per game, which ranks them 35th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 48th and 90th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 44th with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 138th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 280th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.2. In terms of pace they are 315th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. South Florida is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 335th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 112.5, which is ranked 30th. They are 188th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 154th. As a unit they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida +6
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