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Tulsa vs South Florida Basketball Picks 3-9-24

South Florida Bulls (23-5) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (15-14)
March 9, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +5.5; Over/Under: +145
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The USF Bulls and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet in college basketball action from the Reynolds Center on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out on top in Saturday’s AAC tilt? Let’s dive in and find out with our USF vs. Tulsa Prediction.

USF Team Preview

The USF Bulls come into this one looking to build on their 15-game win streak after an 85-72 win over Tulane last time out. Chris Youngblood leads the Bulls in scoring with 15.5 PPG along with 2.2 APG while Selton Miguel has 14.8 PPG with 3.4 RPG and 2.3 APG. Kasean Pryor has 12.1 PPG and a team-high 7.4 RPG to lead the Bulls in rebounding, rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for USF up to this point in the year and Jayden Reid has a team-high 3.3 APG as well to lead the Bulls in assists. As a team, USF is averaging 75.6 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field, 36.7% from three and 74.3% from the foul line this season.

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Tulsa Team Preview

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will look to build on a 72-67 win over Temple last time out. PJ Haggerty leads the Golden Hurricane in scoring with 20.6 PPG and 5.4 RPG along with 3.6 APG while Cobe Williams has 12.8 PPG with a team-high 3.7 APG to lead Tulsa in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for the Golden Hurricane so far this season. Jared Garcia also has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Golden Hurricane in rebounding on the year. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 74.8 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 73.9% from the foul line this season.

USF vs. Tulsa Prediction

I’m on USF here. The Bulls are the better team playing far better basketball and while they already have the AAC title locked up, there’s nothing for sure if this team were to not win the AAC tournament, so they need every win they can get and a loss to Tulsa would be far more detrimental than a win would boost the resume. I think USF shows up and gets the job done here, so I’ll lay it and play it with USF here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: USF -5.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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