Florida A&M Rattlers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida A&M Rattlers vs USF Bulls
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida A&M (+15)
The USF Bulls (2-2) play the Florida A&M Rattlers (0-2) at Yuengling Center on Friday. South Florida opens this game as 15-point favorites. The O/U is set at 131.
Florida A&M comes into this contest with a record of 0-2 on the year. They are turning it over 17 times per contest and as a team they commit 17 fouls per contest. As a unit, Florida A&M is collecting 26.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 21 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 221st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Rattlers are shooting 25.0% on three-point attempts (8 of 32) and 57.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 65.5 pts per contest (219th in Division 1) while shooting 49.5% from the field. On defense, the Rattlers are able to force 19.0 turnovers every game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They are surrendering 25.6% on 3-pointers and they are 192nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (75.0). The Rattlers are giving up a shooting percentage of 52.2% (59 of 113) and they concede 33.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 176th in college basketball in giving up assists with 36 surrendered on the season.
The Florida A&M Rattlers took the court against the Georgia Bulldogs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-75 in their last game. Florida A&M walked away from the game having earned a 52.5% field goal percentage (31 out of 59) and knocked down 2 of 13 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Rattlers buried 11 of their 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 26 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists for this contest as well as having 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Florida A&M allowed 52.5% from the field on 31 out of 59. Georgia distributed 20 dimes and 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Bulldogs snagged 34 boards (13 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Georgia ended up shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 26 shots. They converted 5 of their 22 attempts from three-point range.
MJ Randolph is one player who saw a lot of action in the game. He walked away with 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also snagged 9 boards. Randolph went 69.2% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in the game for the Rattlers was Kamron Reaves. He totaled 3 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He ended up going 41.7% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-12 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Reaves saw the court for 34 min.
South Florida has a mark of 2-2 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 190th in Division 1. South Florida has accounted for 296 pts on the campaign (74.0 per contest) and they collect 38.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 10.5 times per game (229th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. The Bulls are responsible for committing 18.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 63.9% from the free throw line. The Bulls are ranked 195th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 75.3. The South Florida defense concedes 28.1% from downtown (27 of 96) and opponents are connecting on 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 13.3 dimes and 31.5 boards per game, which has them ranked 167th and 57th in the nation. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (225th in college basketball).
When they last played, the USF Bulls went home victorious with a score of 76-57 when they played the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The Bulls were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the contest. They turned away 5 shots while getting 7 steals for this game. The Eagles were called for 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 38.5%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, South Florida knocked down 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulls finished the game shooting 32 for 65 from the floor which had them at 49.2%. The Bulls allowed the Eagles to make 22 out of their 62 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 35.5% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 23.3% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 30 and finished the contest at 6 of 12 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to rebounding, South Florida permitted Florida Gulf Coast to pull down 32 in all (12 offensive).
Justin Brown pitched in for the Bulls in the game. He made 4 of 7 in the game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Brown snagged 2 boards in his 27 minutes and had 3 dimes for this game. Someone else who came through for South Florida was Michael Durr. He finished with 14 points in his 25 minutes on the court via 6 out of 8 shooting in this matchup. Durr ended up shooting 75.0% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Florida (-15)
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