UCF Knights vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
The UCF Knights (10-4) are hitting the road to Yuengling Center on Saturday where they will meet the USF Bulls (5-10).
The UCF Knights took the court against Memphis and notched a win by a score of 74-64 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Knights ended up finishing with 18 while Memphis finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They made 8 of their 22 attempts from distance. Memphis finished the game shooting 33.3% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 18 tries. Moreover, Memphis snagged 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Memphis doled out 17 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. When discussing defense, UCF let their opponent shoot 39.7% from the floor on 25 of 63 shooting. They also distributed 18 dimes for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 32 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Knights converted 9 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 60.0%. UCF walked away from the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and made 11 of their 28 three-point shots.
Darin Green is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He shot 57.1% from the field and earned 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and pulled down 4 boards. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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UCF enters this matchup with a record of 10-4 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a team they commit 15.4 fouls per contest. As a team, UCF is collecting 34.8 boards per contest and has totaled 202 assists so far this season, which is 167th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Knights are hitting 35.8% from downtown (113 of 316) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.6 pts per contest (168th in college hoops) while connecting on 45.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Knights have forced 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 29.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 88th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (64.9). The Knights are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (322 of 782) and they relinquish 32.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 150th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 176 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the USF Bulls took a loss by a final score of 77-65 when they played SMU. With respect to how they rebounded, South Florida allowed SMU to snag 30 in all (6 on the offensive side). They shot 42.9% from three-point range via 9 out of 21 and ended up going 12 of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Bulls allowed SMU to make 28 of their 55 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.9% in the game. Overall, the Bulls finished the game shooting 25 out of 52 from the floor which had them shooting 48.1%. In relation to three-point attempts, South Florida made 3 of their 12 attempts (25.0%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a clip of 70.6%. SMU was called for 16 fouls for this game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for 17 shots. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Bulls recorded 17 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 21 in the matchup.
Jamir Chaplin ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this contest. He accumulated 17 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest. He converted 6 of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and added 4 rebounds.
South Florida has a record of 5-10 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are shooting 38.1% from the field, which ranks 350th in the country. South Florida has accounted for 867 points so far this year (57.8 per game) and they grab 34.9 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 10.3 times per contest (336th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.6 times per game. The Bulls are responsible for committing 16.5 fouls every game and they go 68.4% from the free throw line.
The South Florida defense concedes 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (112 of 353) and opponents are converting on 71.9% of their foul shots. They allow 12.6 dimes and 35.7 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 178th and 239th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 53rd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 63.0. They are able to force 12.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (67th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Florida
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