NJIT Highlanders vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 12/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NJIT Highlanders vs USF Bulls
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
TV: Youtube TV
Yuengling Center is the site where the USF Bulls (6-6) will go up against the NJIT Highlanders (2-9) on Thursday.
The NJIT Highlanders faced off with Niagara and went home with a win by a final score of 62-53 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Highlanders ended up finishing with 15 and Niagara totaled 21 personal fouls. They buried 1 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. Niagara finished the contest at 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 12 tries. Furthermore, Niagara totaled 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Niagara distributed 14 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. With regard to defending, NJIT allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the field on 22 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 36 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Highlanders buried 22 of their 26 tries for a rate of 84.6%. NJIT finished the game having earned a 35.8% FG percentage (19 out of 53) and buried 2 of their 13 3-pointers.
Kevin Osawe is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. He played 29 mins and also snagged 13 rebounds. He notched 16 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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NJIT enters this contest with a record of 2-9 so far this season. They are averaging 61.7 points per game (349th in Division 1) while shooting 39.7% from the floor. The Highlanders are connecting on 31.0% on shots from beyond the arc (70 of 226) and 66.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, NJIT is collecting 32.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 134 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 306th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per game and as a team are committing 15.8 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Highlanders have forced 10.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 fouls. They rank 157th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 139 conceded on the year. The Highlanders defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (275 of 637) and they surrender 38.1 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 31.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 187th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (68.6).
In their last game, the USF Bulls got the victory with a final of 77-70 against Hofstra. The Bulls collected 19 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 35 in this contest. They coughed it up 12 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. Hofstra committed 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.4%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, South Florida knocked down 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). Overall, the Bulls ended up going 28 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Bulls permitted Hofstra to make 24 of their 50 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.0% in this contest. They shot 42.9% from downtown by hitting 9 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). In reference to rebounding, South Florida allowed Hofstra to pull down 23 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Harris ended up having an impact for the Bulls for the contest. He buried 7 of 13 in the game for a rate of 53.8%, and accumulated 1 rebound. He accumulated 19 points in his 29 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 assists in this game.
South Florida has a win-loss mark of 6-6 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bulls are shooting 43.4% from the floor, which ranks them 238th in the nation. South Florida has scored 816 points so far this year (68.0 per game) and they collect 36.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.9 times per game (233rd in the country) and they turn it over 12.2 times per game. The Bulls are committing 17.2 fouls per game and they hit 62.1% from the charity stripe.
The South Florida defense gives up 32.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (88 of 268) and opponents are making 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 11.3 dimes and 34.2 boards every game, which has them ranked 100th and 186th in college hoops. The Bulls on defense are ranked 107th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.8. They are able to force 15.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (98th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Florida
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