South Florida vs. Memphis - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (14-10) at South Florida Bulls (7-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and South Florida Bulls play Saturday afternoon at the USF Sun Dome.
The Memphis Tigers have split their last eight games and look for their second road win. On the season, Memphis is averaging 67 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 61.8 points on 39 percent shooting. Trashon Burrell is averaging 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Avery Woodson is averaging 8.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Shaq Goodwin is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Nick King is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The Memphis Tigers have four active players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 30.2 percent from downtown and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The South Florida Bulls could use a win to snap a 10-game losing skid. On the season, USF is averaging 62.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Corey Allen Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 assists while Anthony Collins is averaging 7.6 points and 5.1 assists. Bo Zeigler is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Troy Holston Jr. is shooting 27.6 percent from the field. The South Florida Bulls have three active players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 61.6 percent from the line and 29.4 percent from deep. Defensively, USF is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last eight games. Nehemias Morillo is questionable with an illness.
The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss. The Bulls are 8-26-1 ATS in their last 35 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in South Florida and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
While the Memphis Tigers are still missing their best player, USF just isn't talented enough on either side of the ball to overcome that. Look for Memphis to cover the reasonable number here.