South Florida Bulls vs UCF Knights Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs UCF Knights
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Addition Financial Arena is the site where the UCF Knights (12-7) will take on the USF Bulls (6-13) on Thursday.
The USF Bulls played Tulsa and ended up losing by a score of 76-45 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 20 and Tulsa accounted for 14 personal fouls. They also buried 8 out of their 23 attempts from distance. Tulsa finished the contest at 57.1% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 21 shots. Furthermore, Tulsa grabbed 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Tulsa recorded 13 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Regarding defense, South Florida allowed 46.7% from the floor on 28 of 60 shooting. They also recorded 6 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about grabbing boards, they compiled 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. South Florida ended the game having earned a 30.2% FG percentage (16 of 53) and made 3 of 18 shots from distance.
Caleb Murphy is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 13 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 30 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the field and earned 1 assist.
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South Florida comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-13 for the year. They currently have an average of 57.7 pts per contest (356th in the nation) while shooting 37.8% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 24.6% on shots from 3-point land (85 of 345) and 65.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, South Florida is grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 199 assists this season, which is 333rd in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Bulls are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.8 fouls. They are 157th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 247 surrendered on the campaign. The Bulls defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.8% (426 of 1,043) and they surrender 35.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 31.1% on 3-pointers and they are 55th in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.2).
For their last game, the UCF Knights went home defeated by a final of 63-49 when they played Houston. When talking about how they rebounded, UCF allowed Houston to pull down 35 in all (11 on the offensive side). They went 34.8% from 3-point land by going 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). The Knights permitted Houston to make 21 out of 54 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.9% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Knights went 18 for 52 from the floor which had them shooting 34.6%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, UCF made 6 out of 28 attempts (21.4%). They were able to bury 7 of the free throws for a rate of 70.0%. Houston was called for 16 fouls for this game which got the Knights to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Knights recorded 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in this matchup.
Darius Perry was important for the Knights in the game. He totaled 11 points in his 36 minutes on the court and tallied 6 dimes in the game. He converted 4 out of 10 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and earned 5 rebounds.
UCF has a mark of 12-7 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Knights are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which ranks them 205th in the nation. UCF has totaled 1,356 pts for the year (71.4 per contest) and they pull in 34.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.3 times per contest (109th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest. The Knights are committing 16.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.5% from the charity stripe.
The UCF defense allows 30.2% on shots from 3-point land (142 of 470) and opponents are converting on 73.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 13.1 dimes and 34.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 220th and 153rd in those defensive categories. The Knights on the defensive end are ranked 141st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.5. They have forced 15.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (134th in Division 1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCF
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