South Florida vs UCF Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: UCF -4
The South Florida Bulls travel to Addition Financial Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 4 point favorites.
South Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 64.4 points per game while giving up 62.7 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 10-7. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 66.5, which is a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 9-8-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-8-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 6-10-1 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
01/11/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Groin is questionable
David Collins comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.0 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Collin Smith averages 13.5 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 64.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 162nd in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game, which ranks them 295th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 15.2 per game. The Bulls allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 307th and 299th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 141st place in Division 1. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 235th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 227th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They are 115th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 83rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Knights are 172nd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Knights surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 290th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest and 220th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 208th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Bulls are 282nd in the nation in offensive rating with 95.7. In terms of pace they are 311th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 256th. As a team they are 298th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 173rd in Division 1. South Florida is 40th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 176th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 200th. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 245th. As a unit they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -4
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