Alabama vs. South Florida - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (5-1) at Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the South Florida Bulls face off Tuesday in Tuscaloosa in college basketball action.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-1 this season with their one loss coming at a neutral site against a ranked Iowa State team. Alabama is 3-0 at home this season and are 39th in the nation in average points per game. Alabama is averaging 78.6 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents shoot 44.1 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimson Tide averaging 20.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.4 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.8 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 10.2 points. Anthony Grant is hoping to take his team to the next level where they can compete with the top teams in the SEC.
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The South Florida Bulls are 4-1 this season and 1-1 thus far on the road. USF has won their last two games but they don’t have a win over a team with a RPI better than 100. South Florida is averaging 72.2 points and they are shooting 50.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Corey Allen Jr.is averaging 15.8 points and 4.3 rebounds to lead the Bulls. Chris Perry is averaging 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, Nehemias Morillo is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Anthony Collins is averaging 10.3 points and 7.3 assists. USF is allowing a lot more points than usual.
Alabama is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, 2-11-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600. South Florida is 5-11 against the spread against a team with a winning record and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games.
This is simply way too many points and I see USF coming up with a game plan that keeps it close and gives his team a chance to win.