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DePaul vs. South Florida - 4/3/19 CBI Game 2 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Florida at DePaul
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
McGrath-Phillips Arena
Chicago, IL
The Line
DePaul -5.5 / over-under: 146
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The South Florida Bulls look to wrap up the 2019 CBI college basketball championship against the DePaul Blue Demons on Wednesday.

The Depaul Blue Demons saw South Florida take the CBI opener with a tie breaking basket in the final seconds in a 63-61 road loss.

The Blue Demons struggled to sink shots at 38.5% marksmanship with 20 turnovers which were costly in a close contest.

Eli Cain topped DePaul with 19 points, three yanks and three assists with Max Strus adding another 17 points and grabbing five boards.

The Blue Demons received eleven points and four helpers from Femi Olujobi followed by Paul Reed with seven points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

David  Collins broke a 63-63 tie with his basket in the waning seconds to lift the South Florida Bulls to a 1-0 series lead in the CBI tournament on Monday.

The Bulls only connected at 41.2% from the floor and 9-17 from the charity stripe but a 10-22 effort from beyond the arc rescued a poor shooting offense that also committed 21 TO.

Collins paced the Bulls offense with a contest high 21 points with three pulls and six helpers while Laquincy Rideau netted 15 points and snagged four boards.

Alexis Yetna gave South Florida ten points and eight rebounds with Xander Castaneda and Justin Brown chipping in with seven points apiece.

South Florida Bulls are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and  are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big East andare 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.

DePaul Blue Demons are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and  are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and  are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

South Florida Bulls are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings and are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in DePaul and favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

South Florida was fortunate in the CBI opener with 21 turnovers but the Bulls have a shot if the team limits mistakes…

Pick:
South Florida +5.5

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