Wichita State Shockers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 1/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs USF Bulls
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
TV: Youtube TV
The Wichita State Shockers (7-8) are hitting the road to Yuengling Center on Sunday where they will try to beat the USF Bulls (7-8).
The Wichita State Shockers stepped onto the hardwood against Cincinnati and took a loss by a score of 70-61 in their last game. Wichita State walked away from the game having earned a 32.8% FG percentage (22 of 67) and converted 6 out of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Shockers made 11 of their 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 32 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 4 assists for the contest while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to defense, Wichita State allowed their opponent to shoot 40.9% from the floor on 27 out of 66 shooting. Cincinnati earned 18 dimes and had 1 steal in this contest. In addition, Cincinnati snagged 43 rebounds (10 offensive, 33 defensive), but didn't have a block. Cincinnati ended up shooting 100.0% at the charity stripe by making 3 of their 3 attempts. They also buried 13 out of their 29 tries from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the Shockers finished with 7 and Cincinnati recorded 16 personal fouls.
Craig Porter is one player who came through for this game. He totaled 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Wichita State enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-8 on the season. They are averaging 64.5 pts per game (337th in the nation) while shooting 41.6% from the field. The Shockers are shooting 29.1% on shots from beyond the arc (99 of 340) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Wichita State is pulling in 36.4 rebounds per game and has earned 148 assists on the year, which has them ranked 352nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 14.3 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Shockers are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.9 fouls. They rank 169th in college basketball in giving up assists with 187 conceded so far this season. The Shockers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 37.2% (334 of 898) and they surrender 36.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 29.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 32nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (61.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the USF Bulls took a loss by a score of 68-64 when they played Temple. The Bulls corralled 16 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 16 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. Temple committed 17 fouls in the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of them for a percentage of 57.9%. In the matter of shots from distance, South Florida converted 3 of their 13 attempts (23.1%). In all, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.0%. The Bulls permitted Temple to knock down 21 of 49 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 42.9% in this game. They shot 21.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 26 from the free throw line (88.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, South Florida permitted Temple to get 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Russel Tchewa ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the matchup. He earned 20 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game. He made 6 out of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and earned 12 rebounds.
South Florida has a win-loss record of 7-8 for the year. As an offensive team, the Bulls are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 216th in the nation. South Florida has scored 1,058 points for the campaign (70.5 per contest) and they pull down 36.6 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.3 times per contest (193rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Bulls commit 17.9 fouls per contest while shooting 62.3% from the charity stripe.
The South Florida defense surrenders 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (105 of 318) and opponents are making 75.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.9 dimes and 34.4 rebounds per game, which is 128th and 198th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 166th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 68.2. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (142nd in Division 1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Florida
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