South Florida vs. Tulsa - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-5) at South Florida Bulls (7-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 am (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and South Florida Bulls play Saturday at the USF Sun Dome.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won six straight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 66.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 point son 39.1 percent shooting. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.4 points and 3.3 assists while James Woodard is averaging 15.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Rashad Smith is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Marquel Curtis is shooting 50 percent from the field. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane rely on their defense that’s allowing 32.9 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 58 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Tulsa is shooting 65.2 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from beyond the arc. Tulsa is 3-2 SU on the road this season.
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The South Florida Bulls have lost four of their last six games and look for their second conference win. On the season, SOuth Florida is averaging 65.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Corey Allen Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 2.9 assists while Chris Perry is averaging 11.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. Nehemias Morillo is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Anthony Collins is dishing 5.8 assists. The South Florida Bulls have six players averaging at least 5.1 points while they’re shooting 64.4 percent from the line and 27 percent from downtown. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last six games. South Florida is 6-4 SU on its home court.
The Golden Hurricane are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Bulls are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 home games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
The Tusla Golden Hurricane are a dangerous basketball team that's clearly shown it has what it takes to make a run at a conference title. South Florida? Well, not so much. Look for Tulsa to win yet again and cover the number.