Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. South Florida Bulls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/15/14
South Florida Bulls (10-6) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (11-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Moody Coliseum and the Southern Methodist Mustangs welcome the South Florida Bulls.
South Florida has a solid record but going forward I see the team needing to squeeze out a few more points and getting a few more stops. The Bulls got those points in an 82-75 decision at Temple with 49% accuracy and six more looks equaling six more field goal then the 44% shooting Owls. Victor Rudd led five players in double figures with 23 points and ten boards followed by Corey Allen Jr. and six helpers with 14 while Martino Brock added eleven points with Chris Perry and Musa Abdul-Aleem contributed ten points apiece.
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Whether Southern Methodist has enough firepower to be a factor in the AAC remains to be seen but they have been competive, going 1-2 against the likes of Cincinnati, Connecticut and Louisville. The Mustangs fell to Louisville by a 71-63 count as they trailed by 12 at the half before rallying to within four in the second half where they eventually ran out of gas. The Mustangs 37% shooting and 13-25 effort at the line stuck out as problem areas in a game that could have been closer. Markus Kennedy scored 12 points and grabbed eight boards to lead the offense with Shawn Williams coming through with ten points while Nick Russell and Ben Moore chipped in with nine points each and combined for 12 rebounds.
I think Southern Methodist is a darkhorse in the conference and wins this without a problem. I just think this number is too big so I'll take my chances with the points...