South Florida Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
The USF Bulls (10-13) are en route to Fifth Third Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (16-9).
The USF Bulls played East Carolina and took home the win by a score of 71-63 in their last contest. South Florida walked away from the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 54) and made 10 of 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 9 of 12 shots for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists in this game as well as creating 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of defending, South Florida allowed their opponent to shoot 38.2% from the floor on 21 out of 55 shooting. East Carolina recorded 9 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Additionally, East Carolina pulled down 28 boards (9 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. East Carolina walked away from this one shooting 81.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. They also made 4 out of their 17 shots from downtown. With respect to personal fouls, the Bulls ended up with 17 and East Carolina had 14 personal fouls.
Tyler Harris is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He walked away with 21 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He played for 29 minutes played and pulled down 2 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 46.2% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists.
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South Florida comes into this one with a win-loss record of 10-13 for the campaign. They are averaging 72.3 points per game (160th in Division 1) while shooting 44.5% from the floor. The Bulls are connecting on 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (170 of 500) and 64.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, South Florida is pulling in 37.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 317 assists this season, which is 181st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.8 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bulls are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are giving up 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 216th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (70.7). The Bulls defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.4% (545 of 1,284) and they surrender 34.2 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 149th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 295 surrendered so far this year.
When they last played, the Cincinnati Bearcats took a loss by a score of 101-94 when they faced Tulane. The Bearcats were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the matchup. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. Tulane committed 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Bearcats to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding 3-point shots, Cincinnati converted 17 out of 48 tries (35.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bearcats finished shooting 31 for 83 from the field which had them shooting 37.3%. The Bearcats allowed Tulane to bury 35 out of their 68 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 51.5% for the matchup. They finished 35.3% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 29 from the free throw line (86.2%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Cincinnati allowed Tulane to get 41 in all (8 offensive).
Landers Nolley ended up being a factor for the Bearcats in the matchup. He converted 8 of 19 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 42.1%, and had 8 rebounds. He racked up 26 points in his 44 mins on the court and added 4 assists for the matchup.
Cincinnati has a mark of 16-9 so far this year. The Bearcats commit 15.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 69.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.9 times per game (28th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10.7 times per game. Cincinnati has scored 1,930 points on the year (77.2 per contest) and they snag 37.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bearcats are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which is ranked 187th in the country.
The Cincinnati defense allows 32.0% on 3-pointers (148 of 462) and opponents are knocking down 75.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.8 dimes and 34.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 197th and 211th in college hoops. The Bearcats defensively are ranked 157th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.7. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the floor (120th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Florida
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