Wichita State vs. South Florida - 1/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (7-9) at Wichita State Shockers (12-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -29.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some AAC-tion on the hardwood, as the South Florida Bulls pay a visit to the #9 Wichita State Shockers in a college basketball matchup on Sunday Afternoon.
The South Florida Bulls will look for a big road upset for their first conference win of the year after falling to 0-3 in AAC play with a 67-65 loss to East Carolina in their last outing. Stephen Jiggets led the team with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 5 assists, while Terrence Samuel added 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting with a pair of triples as the lone duo to score in double figures for the Bulls in the loss. Tulio Da Silva added 7 points with a pair of steals, while Malik Martin chipped in a team-high 7 rebounds. Payton Banks leads the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game, while Da Silva is the team’s top rebounder with 6.4 rebounds per game and Jiggets leads the team in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, South Florida is scoring 63.9 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 35.7% from behind the arc and 74.5% from the foul line this season.
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The #9 Wichita State Shockers will look to remain unbeaten in conference play after pushing their winning streak to 4 games with an 81-63 win over Houston in their last outing. Landry Shamet led the team with 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting with a pair of threes, while Conner Frankamp added 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting with 3 triples and Shaquille Morris followed right behind with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Markis McDuffie added 11 points to round out the scoring in double figures for the Shockers in the win, while Zach Brown added 5 points while leading the team with 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the win. Shamet leads the team with an average of 17.1 points and 4.6 assists per game, while Rashard Kelly leads the team in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Wichita State is scoring 84.4 points per game on 48% shooting from the field, 40.2% from behind the arc and 74.3% from the foul line this season.
South Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference matchups and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 18-6 in their last 24 road games. Wichita State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
South Florida has been playing some solid defense, but the problem is they’re not scoring to take advantage of that defense. The Shockers on the other hand, do it all, and will make you pay if you can’t keep up with them offensively. This game in my eyes has blowout written all over it so I’ll lay the points with Wichita State here.