Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (5-18) at Cincinnati Bearcats (16-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -20 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The South Florida Bulls will travel to play the Cincinnati Bearcats in an American Athletic game on Thursday.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 16-6 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against UConn by a score of 58-57. Cincinnati has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the American standings. Cincinnati is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 62.2 points per game. Cincinnati is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Farad Cobb is averaging 11.8 points per game and 1.8 assists per game for Cincinnati. Troy Caupain is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for the Bearcats. Cincinnati is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The South Florida Bulls are 5-18 (2-8) and are coming off of a loss to Temple by a score of 70-63. South Florida has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 10th in the American standings. South Florida is averaging 63.4 points per game while giving up 70 points per game. South Florida is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 14.9 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for South Florida. Angel Nunez is averaging 10.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bulls. South Florida is shooting 66.8% on free throws, 27.6% on three-pointers, and 41.8% on all field goal attempts.
Cincinnati defeated South Florida by a score of 54-51 on January 10th. This game was tied at halftime, but Cincinnati was able pull out the close win. Troy Caupain led Cincinnati with 14 points, while Jahmal McMurray led South Florida with 16 points. Cincinnati out rebounded South Florida by a total of 35-30 and added 11 assists in the win.
South Florida is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. South Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in South Florida’s last 4 Thursday games. Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 home games against a team with a losing record. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Cincinnati has found success this year by playing great defense. South Florida struggles on offense, which will give Cincinnati a big advantage. This was a close game the last time these two teams played, but I expect a big win from Cincinnati at home.