Wichita State Shockers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs USF Bulls
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State (+1)
The USF Bulls (5-2) host the Wichita State Shockers (3-2) at Yuengling Center on Tuesday. South Florida opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 132.5.
Wichita State enters this matchup with a mark of 3-2 on the season. They are turning it over 10.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.6 fouls every game. As a team, Wichita State is grabbing 41.0 boards per game and has totaled 57 assists on the year, which is 254th in the country in terms of passing. The Shockers are hitting 30.5% on three-point attempts (39 of 128) and 67.3% from the charity stripe. They average 70.6 pts per game (218th in D-1) while connecting on 37.7% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Shockers have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 fouls. They concede 29.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 144th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (68.2). The Shockers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.2% (125 of 296) and they concede 40.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 122nd in the country in giving up assists with 65 conceded on the season.
The Wichita State Shockers played the Emporia State Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 73-57 in their last contest. Wichita State ended the contest having earned a 37.0% FG percentage (27 out of 73) and converted 8 of 29 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Shockers made 11 of their 19 shots for a rate of 57.9%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 49 with 24 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists for the matchup while getting 10 steals and 6 blocks. When talking about defense, Wichita State allowed the other team to shoot 37.0% from the field on 27 out of 73. Emporia State distributed 12 assists and 3 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Hornets snagged 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Emporia State finished 80.0% from the free throw line by making 8 of 10 attempts. They also knocked down 5 out of their 26 tries from beyond the arc.
Tyson Etienne is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up with 14 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 23 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. Etienne finished the contest at 30.8% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of court time in the matchup for the Shockers was Morris Udeze. He grabbed 3 boards and had 2 assists. He shot 100.0% from the field for this game by shooting 7-of-7 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Udeze saw the court for 14 min.
South Florida has a mark of 5-2 on the season. South Florida has accumulated 501 pts on the campaign (71.6 per game) and they average 38.9 boards per game. The Bulls have committed 18.3 fouls per game and they go 59.7% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulls are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 158th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per game (244th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 174th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.0. They have conceded 13.6 dimes and 31.3 boards per contest, ranking them 213th and 59th in those categories on the defensive end. The South Florida defense allows 28.4% on 3-point shots (52 of 183) and their opposition makes 75.2% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (201st in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the USF Bulls went home victorious with a score of 74-71 when they played the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Bulls snagged 20 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 32 for the game. They also turned away 6 shots while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Bearcats had 17 personal fouls for the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 58.3%. With regard to shots from downtown, South Florida converted 7 of 17 tries (41.2%). When all was said and done, the Bulls shot 30 for 63 from the field which had them shooting 47.6%. The Bulls permitted the Bearcats to convert 26 of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4% in this game. They went 35.0% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). With respect to attacking the glass, South Florida permitted Cincinnati to pull down 27 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Alexis Yetna ended up playing a lot for the Bulls for the contest. He made 6 of 10 for this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, which gave him 16 points. Yetna snagged 12 boards in his 37 minutes and added 3 dimes for the contest. Another guy that played a role for South Florida was Michael Durr. He racked up 14 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 10 from the floor for this contest. Durr ended the game having shot 60.0% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wichita State (+1)
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