South Florida vs Connecticut Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/23/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -7.5
The South Florida Bulls head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 7.5 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 61.8 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Connecticut has an overall mark of 14-12. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 66.6, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 14-11-1 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 7-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 16-10-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-14-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/16/20 F Akok Akok Achilles is out for season
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
David Collins comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Laquincy Rideau averages 12.7 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Christian Vital scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. James Bouknight averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 61.8 points per contest, which is 337th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 323rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 9.8 assists per game, which ranks them 273rd and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 46th with 14.9 per game. The Bulls allow 61.6 points per contest, which is 14th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 221st and 185th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 165th in the nation with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 312th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 210th in the NCAA. They are 52nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 200th in assists per game with 12.8. The Huskies are 67th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Huskies give up 66.6 points per game, which ranks them 97th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 77th and 199th in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 236th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 313th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 322nd in the nation in offensive rating with 93.9. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 312th. As a team they are 320th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. South Florida is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 218th. They are 207th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 309th. As a unit they are 295th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 230th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida +7.5
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