Wyoming Cowboys vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/25/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (-8)
The Wyoming Cowboys (10-2) are on their way to Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday where they will go up against the USF Bulls (5-6). Wyoming is -8-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 121.5.
The Wyoming Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against UNI and earned the victory with a final of 71-69 in their last game. Wyoming ended having earned a 40.4% FG percentage (23 out of 57) and converted 13 of their 41 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Cowboys knocked down 12 of 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 30 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of defense, Wyoming allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the field on 23 of 55 shooting. UNI distributed 8 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, UNI grabbed 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. UNI ended up going 64.0% at the free throw line by making 16 of 25 tries. They buried 7 of their 22 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to fouls, the Cowboys ended up with 19 and UNI recorded 21 fouls.
Graham Ike is one player who had an impact in this matchup. He scored 12 points on 5 out of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 17 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He finished shooting 100.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Wyoming comes into this matchup with a record of 10-2 for the year. They have an average of 77.6 points per game (72nd in the nation) while connecting on 47.5% from the field. The Cowboys are hitting 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (112 of 319) and 68.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Wyoming is snagging 37.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 147 assists for the season, which ranks 234th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 10.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.6 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys have forced 11.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They concede 28.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 78th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.6). The Cowboys defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 39.2% (286 of 729) and they concede 34.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 53rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 119 relinquished this season.
When they last played, the USF Bulls got the victory with a final of 76-69 against Hawaii. The Bulls were able to corral 17 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. Hawaii committed 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 27 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of 3-point shots, South Florida buried 6 of their 16 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls shot 26 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. The Bulls allowed Hawaii to convert 20 of their 45 attempts from the field which left them shooting 44.4% for the game. They shot 36.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 29 at the free throw line (69.0%). In regard to rebounding, South Florida allowed Hawaii to snag 19 in total (2 on the offensive side).
Javon Greene ended up having an impact for the Bulls for this game. He earned 18 points in his 30 mins on the court and added 1 assist for the game. He knocked down 4 of 8 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
South Florida has a win-loss mark of 5-6 on the year. As an offense, the Bulls are connecting on 37.1% from the field, which ranks them 353rd in the nation. South Florida has accumulated 625 points on the year (56.8 per game) and they average 36.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 10.0 times per contest (341st in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.4 times per game. The Bulls are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.3% from the free throw line.
The South Florida defense allows 29.8% on 3-pointers (78 of 262) and their opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.7 assists and 37.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 131st and 277th in the nation. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 14th in D-1 in PPG given up with 58.2. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.7% from the floor (17th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wyoming (-8)
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