South Florida vs. Central Florida - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Florida Knights (12-16) at South Florida Bulls (8-21)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UCF Knights and South Florida Bulls meet Wednesday night at the USF Sun Dome.
The UCF Knights look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, UCF is averaging 65.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 71.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. B.J. Taylor is averaging 12.8 points and 2.5 assists while Adonys Henriquez is averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Brandon Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Staphon Blair is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The UCF Knights have five players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 64.6 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UCF is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five of its last 10 games.
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The South Florida Bulls look for a rare victory in 2015. On the season, USF is averaging 61.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Nehemias Morillo is averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Anthony Collins is averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 assists. Bo Zeigler is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Troy Holston Jr. is shooting 32.4 percent. The South Florida Bulls have four active players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 61.1 percent from the line and 30.2 percent from deep. Defensively, USF is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or more points in five straight games.
The Knights are 17-35-3 ATS in their last 55 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Seven of South Florida's eight victories have come on its home court. In a toss up game, I'm going to side with the home team to get the job done here.