South Florida vs. Cincinnati - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bearcats (18-10) at South Florida Bulls (13-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Yuengling Center)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +3 -- Over/Under:
The Cincinnati Bearcats and the South Florida Bulls meet in college basketball action from USF Sun Dome on Tuesday.
Cincinnati enters this matchup at 18-10 on the year. In the last five games, Cincinnati is 3-2, beating Memphis, East Carolina and Wichita State while falling to UCF and Houston otherwise.
In the loss to Houston, Cincinnati’s Tre Scott posted a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. The only other Cincinnati player in double-figures there was Jarron Cumberland with 11 points, four assists and one rebound.
Over on the South Florida side, they’re 13-16 this year. Following a recent four-game losing streak, South Florida has won consecutive games over East Carolina and Temple in their last pair.
In the win over the Owls, South Florida’s Justin Brown led the team on 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Michael Durr posted 12 points, seven rebounds and one assist there, and David Collins added 11 points with seven rebounds for South Florida.
South Florida is 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 Tuesday games and 27-10 ATS in their last 37 after a straight-up win. South Florida is 26-12 ATS in their last 38 after an ATS win and the under is 24-9-1 in their last 34 overall.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. Cincinnati is 4-13 ATS in their last 17 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last six overall.
Cincinnati was on a pretty nice scoring run recently, with 70 or more points in five straight games. During their last two outings however, Cincinnati has been at 67 versus Wichita State (which was a win), and just 55 in the Houston game (which was a loss).
As for South Florida, they went through a spell of 58 or below scored in three straight, but they’ve been better in their last three with 71 or more in two of those. That said, I don’t think USF has the firepower or the consistency to set the pace here, so I’m going Cincinnati on the cover/win.