South Florida vs. Bowling Green - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (6-3) at South Florida Bulls (6-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and South Florida Bulls meet Sunday afternoon at the USF Sun Dome.
The Bowling Green Falcons have split their last six games and are playing their fifth true road game. On the season, Bowling Green is averaging 63.5 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 56.5 points on 38 percent shooting. Richaun Holmes is averaging 14 points and 9.1 rebounds while Zack Denny is averaging 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Jehvon Clarke is shooting 40.5 percent from the field and Delvin Dickerson is grabbing four rebounds. The Bowling Green Falcons are one of the better defensive teams in the country, forcing nearly 14 turnovers per game and allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep. Bowling Green has allowed 64 or less points in eight of its nine games. Offensively, Bowling Green is shooting 70.7 percent from the free throw line and 32 percent from beyond the arc.
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The South Florida Bulls have lost five of their last six games and play for the first time in five days. On the season, South Florida is averaging 69.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Corey Allen Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and three assists while Chris Perry is averaging 12.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Nehemias Morillo is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Anthony Collins is producing six assists. The South Florida Bulls are an above-average offensive team that has six players averaging at least five points while shooting 64.3 percent from the free throw line and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, USF is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 38.3 percent from deep. Five of South Florida’s six wins this season have come at home.
The Falcons are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulls are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
South Florida has been a much better team this season on its home court. I like the idea of getting free points here.