South Florida Bulls vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Moody Coliseum is the location where the SMU Mustangs (11-4) will attempt to beat the USF Bulls (5-9) on Wednesday.
The USF Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against Tulane and took a loss by a final of 68-54 in their last contest. South Florida wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (21 out of 53) and converted 4 out of their 20 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulls buried 8 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to defending, South Florida allowed the other team to shoot 36.5% from the field on 19 of 52 shooting. Tulane distributed 10 assists and had 6 steals in the game. In addition, Tulane snagged 27 boards (5 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Tulane ended up shooting 88.0% at the free throw line by making 22 of their 25 attempts. They knocked down 8 out of their 25 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Bulls ended up finishing with 22 while Tulane recorded 12 personal fouls.
Jamir Chaplin is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up scoring 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He played 32 mins and collected 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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South Florida steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-9 on the campaign. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.4 fouls every game. As a unit, South Florida is pulling in 35.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 142 dimes on the year, which ranks 327th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Bulls are hitting 23.7% on shots from downtown (60 of 253) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 57.3 points per game (354th in college hoops) while connecting on 37.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bulls are forcing 12.4 turnovers every game and they draw 15.9 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are 36th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (62.0). The Bulls defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.4% (299 of 759) and they concede 36.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 170th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 173 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the SMU Mustangs went home defeated by a final of 77-60 when they faced Cincinnati. When discussing rebounding, SMU permitted Cincinnati to snag 37 in all (9 on the offensive side). They shot 37.9% from downtown by going 11 of 29 and ended up shooting 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Mustangs permitted Cincinnati to make 27 of 62 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5% for the game. When the game finished, the Mustangs ended up shooting 20 out of 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.8%. Regarding shooting from downtown, SMU knocked down 8 of their 27 tries (29.6%). They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a clip of 63.2%. Cincinnati committed 16 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Mustangs were able to pull down 22 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest.
Michael Weathers ended up being a factor for the Mustangs for this game. He buried 3 of 8 for the game for a rate of 37.5%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. He had 11 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for this contest.
SMU has a win-loss record of 11-4 on the campaign. The Mustangs are responsible for committing 14.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per game (133rd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game. SMU has scored 1,156 points for the campaign (77.1 per contest) and they average 39.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mustangs are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 135th in the country.
The Mustangs on defense are ranked 186th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.6. They have forced 11.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (53rd in college basketball). The SMU defense concedes 30.8% on 3-point shots (109 of 354) and their opponents are connecting on 72.3% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.9 assists and 36.1 boards per contest, which ranks them 200th and 254th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SMU
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