South Florida Bulls vs Temple Owls Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Temple Owls
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Temple Owls (16-11) will compete against the USF Bulls (8-21) at Liacouras Center on Sunday.
The USF Bulls faced Memphis and took a loss by a score of 73-64 in their last game. South Florida wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 58) and converted 6 out of their 17 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bulls knocked down 8 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 13 dimes for this contest as well as creating 6 turnovers and earning 1 steal. In terms of the defense, South Florida allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the field on 24 of 54 shooting. Memphis distributed 16 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Memphis snagged 27 rebounds (7 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Memphis shot 68.8% at the charity stripe by making 22 of their 32 attempts. They knocked down 3 of their 10 attempts from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Bulls walked away with 28 and Memphis had 16 fouls.
Corey Walker is a player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played 34 mins played and also totaled 11 rebounds. He was able to score 12 points on 3 of 7 shooting.
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South Florida comes into this contest with a record of 8-21 on the season. They average 57.8 pts per game (356th in Division 1) while connecting on 37.8% from the floor. The Bulls are hitting 25.6% on shots from downtown (131 of 512) and 66.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, South Florida is collecting 35.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 315 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 316th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bulls have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.5 fouls. They concede 33.0% on shots from downtown while they are 49th in college basketball in points per game allowed (64.7). The Bulls defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 41.5% (646 of 1,555) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 215th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 381 relinquished for the campaign.
For their last game, the Temple Owls went home defeated by a final of 84-46 when they faced Houston. In the matter of team rebounding, Temple allowed Houston to grab 35 overall (15 on the offensive glass). They went 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 25 and ended up shooting 6 out of 14 from the charity stripe (42.9%). The Owls allowed Houston to bury 34 out of their 64 attempts from the field which had them shooting 53.1% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Owls finished the game shooting 13 for 42 from the field which gave them a rate of 31.0%. In reference to shooting from distance, Temple converted 3 out of their 12 tries (25.0%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 60.7%. Houston was called for 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Owls to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Owls corralled 16 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 26 in the matchup.
Zach Hicks was important for the Owls for the matchup. He totaled 8 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He buried 3 of 4 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Temple has a record of 16-11 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Owls are shooting 40.0% from the floor, which is 342nd in college basketball. Temple has totaled 1,801 pts for the campaign (66.7 per contest) and they collect 38.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.7 times per game (280th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per contest. The Owls are responsible for committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 67.0% from the free throw line.
The Temple defense allows 30.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (176 of 585) and their opposition makes 72.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 13.1 assists and 36.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 227th and 286th in college hoops. The Owls defensively are ranked 117th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.1. They have forced 11.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (33rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Temple
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