South Florida Bulls vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/29/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The SMU Mustangs (7-14) will try to beat the USF Bulls (9-12) at Moody Coliseum on Sunday.
The USF Bulls played Temple and took a loss by a score of 79-76 in their last game. South Florida wrapped up the game having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (30 of 66) and converted 8 of their 26 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulls made 8 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 38.1%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 33 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With respect to the defense, South Florida allowed the other team to go 45.2% from the floor on 28 of 62 shooting. Temple dished out 17 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Moreover, Temple grabbed 38 boards (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Temple finished the game at 68.2% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 22 tries. They knocked down 8 of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Bulls ended up finishing with 18 and Temple recorded 16 fouls.
Keyshawn Bryant is someone who had an impact in this game. He was able to score 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played 28 mins and also pulled down 6 rebounds. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and distributed 1 assist.
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South Florida heads into this contest with a mark of 9-12 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 72.0 pts per game (177th in the country) while connecting on 44.3% from the floor. The Bulls are hitting 33.6% on three-point shots (151 of 450) and 64.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, South Florida is snagging 37.2 boards per game and has racked up 287 assists on the season, which ranks 150th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.9 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.1% from 3-point land while they are 221st in college basketball in opponents PPG (70.6). The Bulls defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.2% (495 of 1,172) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 174th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 262 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the SMU Mustangs took a loss by a score of 99-84 when they played Memphis. In regard to how they rebounded, SMU permitted Memphis to snag 34 in all (5 on the offensive side). They went 39.1% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 9 of 23 and finished the game at 22 of 30 from the free throw line (73.3%). The Mustangs permitted Memphis to make 34 of 63 tries from the floor which had them shooting 54.0% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Mustangs walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 71 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.6%. Pertaining to shots from distance, SMU made 9 of their 34 tries (26.5%). They were able to make 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.7%. Memphis earned 21 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mustangs to the charity stripe for a total of 33 shots. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Mustangs recorded 23 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 38 for the contest.
Zhuric Phelps was important for the Mustangs in the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 4 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 22 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for this game.
SMU has a mark of 7-14 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Mustangs are hitting on 41.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 317th in D-1. SMU has 1,457 pts on the year (69.4 per game) and they collect 36.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.9 times per contest (215th in the country) and they turn it over 12.7 times per contest. The Mustangs are committing 17.3 fouls per game and they hit 69.0% from the free throw line.
The SMU defense allows 33.3% on shots from distance (156 of 469) and their opposition knocks down 71.0% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 14.9 dimes and 38.3 total boards per game, which ranks 331st and 351st in the nation. The Mustangs defensively are ranked 300th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 73.8. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the floor (206th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SMU
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