Hofstra Pride vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Hofstra Pride vs USF Bulls
Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
TV: Hulu Live TV
Yuengling Center is the site where the USF Bulls (5-6) will meet the Hofstra Pride (6-5) on Monday.
The Hofstra Pride played UMass and went home with a loss by a final score of 71-56 in their last contest. Hofstra walked away from the contest with a 34.4% field goal percentage (21 out of 61) and buried 9 out of their 31 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Pride knocked down 5 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 16 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defense, Hofstra allowed the other team to go 45.5% from the field on 30 out of 66 shooting. UMass recorded 14 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. In addition, UMass pulled down 41 boards (12 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UMass went 42.9% at the free throw line by burying 6 of 14 attempts. They converted 5 of their 14 tries from beyond the perimeter. Regarding fouls, the Pride finished with 15 while UMass accumulated 13 fouls.
Darlinstone Dubar is one player who came through in this game. He finished 44.4% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. He played for 26 mins played and also snagged 7 boards. He ended up scoring 13 points on 4 out of 9 shooting.
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Hofstra will play this contest with a record of 6-5 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 11.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 14.3 fouls every game. As a team, Hofstra is pulling in 30.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 135 dimes this season, which ranks 266th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Pride are shooting 36.0% on three-point attempts (94 of 261) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They average 70.4 pts per game (227th in Division 1) while shooting 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Pride are forcing 11.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 fouls. They are giving up 35.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 290th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (73.7). The Pride are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.0% (312 of 694) and they surrender 38.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 263rd in college hoops in giving up assists with 157 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the USF Bulls got the victory with a final of 59-55 against Dartmouth. Regarding rebounds, South Florida permitted Dartmouth to pull down 36 in all (5 on the offensive side). They went 7.1% from distance by shooting 1 of 14 and ended up going 14 out of 14 at the charity stripe (100.0%). The Bulls allowed Dartmouth to convert 20 of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 35.1% in this contest. When the game finished, the Bulls ended up shooting 23 for 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.0%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, South Florida buried 6 out of their 24 tries (25.0%). They were able to bury 7 of those for a rate of 53.8%. Dartmouth had 17 fouls in the game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Bulls recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest.
Russel Tchewa was important for the Bulls in this matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 5 in this matchup giving him a rate of 80.0%, and had 8 rebounds. He scored 11 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and tallied 2 assists in this game.
South Florida has a win-loss record of 5-6 for the season. As an offense, the Bulls are connecting on 43.3% from the field, which has them ranked 238th in the country. South Florida has totaled 739 points for the season (67.2 per contest) and they collect 35.6 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per contest (240th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per contest. The Bulls are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game and they go 60.9% from the charity stripe.
The South Florida defense allows 32.0% on shots from distance (79 of 247) and opponents are connecting on 75.2% of their foul shots. They concede 11.5 dimes and 35.1 rebounds every game, which ranks them 108th and 235th in the country. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 98th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 65.4. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (80th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Florida
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