Houston Cougars vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 1/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs USF Bulls
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Yuengling Center is where the USF Bulls (5-7) will compete against the Houston Cougars (12-2) on Wednesday.
The Houston Cougars took the court against Temple and notched a win by a score of 66-61 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Cougars ended up walking away with 14 and Temple had 22 fouls. They also made 10 out of their 27 attempts from long range. Temple finished the game at 61.1% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 18 attempts. On top of that, Temple grabbed 25 rebounds (11 offensive, 14 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Temple earned 14 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. In relation to defending, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 39.2% from the floor on 20 out of 51 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists for this game as well as forcing 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 20 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cougars converted 16 of 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. Houston ended the contest having earned a 37.1% field goal percentage (23 of 62) and knocked down 4 of 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Fabian White is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished 42.9% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He played 38 mins played and also grabbed 14 rebounds. He racked up 15 points on 6 out of 14 shooting.
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Houston enters this one with a record of 12-2 so far this year. They average 78.4 points per outing (52nd in Division 1) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. The Cougars are hitting 36.1% on shots from downtown (122 of 338) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Houston is collecting 39.4 boards per game and is sitting with 214 dimes this season, which ranks 43rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 10.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.9 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cougars are able to force 17.1 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They concede 29.3% on three-point shots and they are ranked 6th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (56.4). The Cougars are allowing a shooting percentage of 37.2% (266 of 715) and they surrender 31.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 139th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 147 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the USF Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-57 against Wyoming. The Bulls were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 2 steals for this contest. Wyoming was called for 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 91.7%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, South Florida knocked down 2 of 12 attempts (16.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 39.3%. The Bulls allowed Wyoming to convert 24 out of their 49 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0% for the matchup. They shot 41.7% from three-point range via 10 of 24 and ended up going 19 of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). In reference to cleaning the glass, South Florida allowed Wyoming to collect 26 in total (2 on the offensive side).
Javon Greene ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls in this contest. He tallied 14 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in the game. He made 4 of 10 for the game for a rate of 40.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
South Florida has a record of 5-7 for the season. As an offensive team, the Bulls are shooting 37.3% from the field, which is 354th in D-1. South Florida has tallied 682 pts this year (56.8 per contest) and they collect 35.9 boards per game. They are getting an assist 9.6 times per contest (347th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per contest. The Bulls have committed 15.9 fouls per contest while shooting 68.0% from the free throw line.
The Bulls are ranked 23rd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 59.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.5% from the floor (30th in D-1). The South Florida defense allows 30.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (88 of 286) and opponents are converting on 69.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.8 assists and 36.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 137th and 256th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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