South Florida vs. Cincinnati - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (14-2) at South Florida Bulls (7-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats and South Florida Bulls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the USF Sun Dome.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 79 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 58.6 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Jacob Evans is averaging 13.8 points and 3.4 assists while Gary Clark is averaging 12.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Jarron Cumberland is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Washington is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won two of their last three road games.
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The South Florida Bulls could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 63.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Payton Banks is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Stephan Jiggetts is averaging 11.1 points and 3.8 assists. Tulio Da Silva is grabbing six rebounds and Terrence Samuel is dishing 3.3 assists. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The South Florida Bulls are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls have split their last eight home games.
The Bearcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. American Athletic Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Bulls are 24-50-1 ATS in their last 75 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bearcats are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in South Florida, 4-14 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The South Florida Bulls are already one of the worst offensive teams in the country, so it's going to be a 40 minute struggle for them to score points against possibly the best defensive team in college basketball. Usually I don't lay big chalk with a road team, but the Bearcats have the type of balance that's going to bury USF into the ground. Not sure how the Bulls hang around in this game, so give me Cincinnati in a blowout.