Houston vs. South Florida - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (3-17) at Houston Cougars (13-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The South Florida Bulls and Houston Cougars square off Saturday at the Hofheinz Pavilion.
The South Florida Bulls need a win to climb out of a tough 3-17 hole. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 62.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 assists while Chris Perry is averaging 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. Angel Nunez is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Nehemias Morillo is dishing 2.1 assists. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 27.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls have lost 18 straight road games.
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The Houston Cougars look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Houston Cougars are averaging 78.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Rob Gray Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 1.6 assists while Devonta Pollard is averaging 12.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Damyean Dotson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Houston Cougars are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won 14 of their last 18 home games.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
Houston is a tough team to compete with at home and USF has just been getting trampled by almost everyone on its schedule. I'm not a fan of big chalk, but the Cougars should be the next team to roll the Bulls.