Connecticut vs. South Florida - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (7-12) at Connecticut Huskies (10-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The South Florida Bulls and Connecticut Huskies play Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.
The South Florida Bulls have lost four straight games and look for their second AAC victory. On the season, USF is averaging 63.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Corey Allen Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and 2.7 assists while Chris Perry is averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Nehemias Morillo is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Anthony Collins is dishing 5.4 assists. The South Florida Bulls have six players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 63.5 percent from the line and 27.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last eight games. USF is 1-6 SU on the road.
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The Connecticut Huskies have split their last four games and look for their fourth AAC win. On the season, UConn is averaging 65.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 assists while Amida Brimah is averaging 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Daniel Hamilton is the third player averaging double-digit points and Kentan Facey is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Connecticut Huskies are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in nine of their last 10 games. Offensively, UConn is shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 34.9 percent from downtown. Connecticut is 5-3 SU on its home court.
The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Huskies are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Bulls are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
UConn just doesn't have many blowouts under its belt this season, as the Huskies can struggle to score at times and can evne get sloppy with the ball. The last meeting between these teams was ugly, so you have to ride with the points here.