Temple vs. South Florida - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (7-24) at Temple Owls (20-10)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and the South Florida Bulls face off on Friday in AAC college basketball tournament action.
The Temple Owls are 20-10 this season and they finished the season winning their last three games and four of their last five. Temple is averaging 68.5 points per game and they are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Quenton DeCosey leads the Owls averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Obi Enechionyia is averaging 11.4 points, Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Devin Coleman is averaging 9.2 points. Temple is 14-4 in the AAC and 1-3 in neutral site games.
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The South Florida Bulls are 8-24 this season and they landed in this game by beating East Carolina o Thursday. South Florida is averaging 63.2 points per game and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Jahmal McMurray leads the Bulls averaging 15.3 points per game. Angel Nunez is averaging 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, Chris Perry is averaging 9.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Nehemaias Morillo is averaging 8.8 points. USF is 5-14 in the AAC and 1-1 in neutral site games.
Temple is 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record and 104 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. South Florida is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-2 against the spread following a game they covered the spread, and 2-7 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
This is just a big number and while I see Temple winning this is March so I see USF battling it out in an attempt to be Cinderella.