Virginia Tech Hokies vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs USF Bulls
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-8.5)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where and the USF Bulls (1-0) will play the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0) on Sunday. Virginia Tech opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 131.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with a mark of 1-0 on the year. They are turning it over 10 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18 personal fouls per game. As a team, Virginia Tech is grabbing 30 rebounds per game and has accumulated 18 assists this year, which is 127th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Hokies are hitting 42.3% on 3-pointers (11 of 26) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They average 77 pts per contest (98th in Division 1) while shooting 48.3% from the floor. On defense, the Hokies are able to force 15 turnovers every game while drawing 11 fouls. They surrender 35.3% from beyond the arc and they are 192nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (62.0). The Hokies defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 39.6% (21 of 53) and they relinquish 33 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 174th in college basketball in giving up assists with 10 conceded so far this year.
The Virginia Tech Hokies faced off with the Radford Highlanders and walked away with a win by a score of 77-62 in their last game. Virginia Tech walked away from the game with a 48.3% FG percentage (29 out of 60) and buried 11 of 26 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Hokies made 8 of 11 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 18 dimes in the matchup while earning 4 steals and 4 blocks. Concerning defending, Virginia Tech let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the field on 29 of 60. Radford earned 10 assists and 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Highlanders pulled down 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Radford ended up going 66.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of 21 tries. They also knocked down 6 of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Nahiem Alleyne is one player who saw a lot of action in this matchup. He had 14 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Alleyne ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Hokies was Tyrece Radford. He grabbed 3 boards and accounted for 5 dimes. He ended up going 44.4% from the field for this contest by shooting 4-of-9 (9 points). At the conclusion of this game, Radford played for 30 minutes.
South Florida has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are shooting 52.2% from the field, which is ranked 36th in the country. South Florida has tallied 94 pts so far this season and they average 41 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 17 times per contest (57th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10 times per contest. The Bulls are committing 12 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe. The Bulls defensively are ranked 314th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 84.0. They have surrendered 20 dimes and 29 boards per game, which is 340th and 157th in Division 1. The South Florida defense allows 33.3% on shots from distance (11 of 33) and their opponents are converting on 90.0% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 11.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (303rd in the country).
When they last played, the USF Bulls got the victory with a final of 94-84 when they played the Florida College Falcons. The Bulls were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 in this contest. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 6 steals in the game. The Falcons were called for 15 fouls for this game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to 3-point attempts, South Florida converted 9 out of their 24 attempts (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulls ended up going 35 for 67 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Bulls allowed the Falcons to convert 32 out of 67 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.8% in this contest. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 11 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 10 at the charity stripe (90.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, South Florida permitted Florida College to pull down 18 in all (3 offensive).
David Collins was important for the Bulls in the game. He made 6 out of 10 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Collins grabbed 3 rebounds in his 26 minutes and accounted for 5 dimes for this contest. One more player who saw a lot of action for South Florida was Justin Brown. He ended up with 15 points in his 26 minutes played via 6 out of 11 shooting in this matchup. Brown finished going 54.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 3 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Florida (+8.5)
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