Houston Cougars vs South Florida Bulls Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Houston Cougars vs South Florida Bulls
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: South Florida +6
The Houston Cougars travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 19-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. South Florida has an overall record of 11-12. They are averaging 62.9 points per game and surrendering 61.7, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 13-10-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
02/10/20 G Ezacuras Dawson III Knee is questionable
Quentin Grimes averages 12.3 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Caleb Mills comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 22.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Laquincy Rideau averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 50%. David Collins averages 14.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Houston averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 114th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 196th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 146th in D-1. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 61.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 262nd and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 309th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. South Florida is 333rd in the country with 62.9 points per game this year. They are 306th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 289th in the nation. They are 263rd in the country in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game and 341st in assists per contest with 10.0. The Bulls are 51st in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.2, which is ranked 35th. They are 276th in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 218th. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in D-1. Houston is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 26th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 95.1, which is ranked 307th. They are 326th in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 298th. As a unit they are 318th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida +6
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