Wofford Terriers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wofford Terriers vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Wofford (+1)
State Farm Arena is the venue where and the USF Bulls (3-2) will play the Wofford Terriers (2-1) on Saturday. The odds on this game have South Florida as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 135.5.
Wofford comes into this game with a mark of 2-1 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per game and as a team are committing 13.0 fouls per game. As a team, Wofford is pulling in 46.7 boards per game and has tallied 49 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 197th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Terriers are shooting 35.4% on 3-point shots (29 of 82) and 63.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 90.3 pts per game (20th in Division 1) while hitting 54.5% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Terriers are forcing 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 15.0 personal fouls. The Terriers are allowing a shooting percentage of 36.3% (58 of 160) and they concede 20.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 36th in college basketball in giving up assists with 24 relinquished this year. They relinquish 29.9% on 3-pointers and they are 10th in D-1 in opponents PPG (54.3).
The Wofford Terriers took the court against the Richmond Spiders and took a loss by a score of 77-72 in their last game. Wofford finished the contest with a 44.3% FG percentage (27 of 61) and made 12 out of their 34 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Terriers knocked down 6 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 54.5%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 39 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists in this game while getting 6 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defending, Wofford allowed the other team to go 44.3% from the floor on 27 of 61. Richmond recorded 13 dimes and 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Spiders grabbed 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Richmond finished shooting 65.0% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 20 shots. They made 8 of 18 shots from beyond the arc.
Tray Hollowell is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He notched 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He played for 40 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. Hollowell shot 38.5% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. Someone else that saw the court a lot in this game for the Terriers was Storm Murphy. He grabbed 2 rebounds and earned 4 assists. He finished the game at 46.7% from the field for the matchup via 7-of-15 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Murphy saw the court for 39 min.
South Florida has a record of 3-2 for the season. South Florida has earned 369 points on the year (73.8 per contest) and they pull down 39.0 boards per contest. The Bulls are committing 18.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 61.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which is 175th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per contest (248th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Bulls on defense are ranked 198th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 72.6. They relinquish 13.2 dimes and 30.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 177th and 39th in those categories on the defensive end. The South Florida defense gives up 28.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (35 of 124) and their opponents are making 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the floor (225th in the nation).
In their last game, the USF Bulls took home the win by a final score of 73-62 against the Stetson Hatters. The Bulls were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They turned away 2 attempts while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Hatters committed 17 personal fouls for the contest which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a rate of 54.2%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, South Florida made 8 of 18 tries (44.4%). When the game finished, the Bulls went 26 out of 55 from the field which had them shooting 47.3%. The Bulls allowed the Hatters to make 20 out of their 52 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.5% for this game. They finished 28.6% from distance by hitting 8 of 28 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning attacking the glass, South Florida permitted Stetson to collect 22 in total (4 offensive).
Justin Brown was important for the Bulls for this contest. He buried 5 out of 8 in this matchup for a rate of 62.5%, which gave him 14 points. Brown pulled down 4 boards in his 30 minutes played and had 2 assists for the game. Someone else who saw a lot of court time for South Florida was Caleb Murphy. He scored 12 points in his 27 minutes played via 3 of 8 shooting in this game. Murphy ended up shooting 37.5% from the field as well as contributing 6 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Florida (-1)
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