South Florida Bulls vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
The Wichita State Shockers (12-9) welcome the USF Bulls (7-15) at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday.
The USF Bulls faced Cincinnati and took a loss by a final of 70-59 in their last game. South Florida finished the contest having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (22 of 55) and made 1 of 9 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bulls made 14 of 21 shots for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 assists in this contest while creating 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to the defense, South Florida allowed the other team to go 46.9% from the floor on 23 out of 49 shooting. Cincinnati recorded 9 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. In addition, Cincinnati pulled down 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Cincinnati ended up shooting 63.6% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 22 tries. They also buried 10 out of their 21 attempts from distance. Concerning fouls, the Bulls walked away with 20 and Cincinnati accounted for 17 fouls.
Jamir Chaplin is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up with 10 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He finished 55.6% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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South Florida comes into this matchup with a record of 7-15 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 57.1 points per outing (356th in D-1) while shooting 37.7% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 23.5% on three-point attempts (89 of 379) and 65.1% from the free throw line. As a team, South Florida is grabbing 35.5 boards per contest and has tallied 230 assists on the year, which is 327th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulls are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 158th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 279 conceded on the campaign. The Bulls defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.0% (491 of 1,197) and they surrender 36.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 44th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (64.0).
The last time they took the court, the Wichita State Shockers took a loss by a final score of 71-66 when they faced UCF. The Shockers corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. UCF earned 12 fouls in the game which took the Shockers to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 75.0%. In reference to shots from distance, Wichita State buried 11 out of 26 tries (42.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Shockers shot 23 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.1%. The Shockers permitted UCF to make 25 out of 61 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.0% in the matchup. They finished shooting 37.9% from distance by going 11 out of 29 and finished the contest at 10 out of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Wichita State allowed UCF to pull down 34 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Tyson Etienne ended up having an impact for the Shockers for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 47.1%, and added 7 rebounds. He recorded 26 points in his 37 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
Wichita State has a record of 12-9 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Shockers are hitting on 39.9% from the floor, which is 341st in college basketball. Wichita State has tallied 1,428 pts this year (68.0 per contest) and they average 36.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.1 times per contest (248th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. The Shockers commit 15.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.6% from the free throw line.
The Wichita State defense gives up 30.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (134 of 441) and opponents are making 69.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.7 dimes and 35.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 106th and 218th in those defensive categories. The Shockers defensively are ranked 55th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.3. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the floor (46th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wichita State
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