South Florida vs. Wichita State - 1/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wichita State Shockers (15-3) at South Florida Bulls (8-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Yuengling Center)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +3.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wichita State Shockers and South Florida Bulls meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Yuengling Center.
The Wichita State Shockers need a win after back-to-back losses. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 74.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Erik Stevenson is averaging 12.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jamarius Burton is averaging 11.2 points and 3.6 assists. Jaime Echenique is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Etienne is grabbing two rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won two of their last three road games.
The South Florida Bulls need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 63.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. David Collins is averaging 14.7 points and 3.5 rebounds while Laquincy Rideau is averaging 12.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ezacuras Dawson III is dishing 1.4 assists and Justin Brown is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60.7 percent from the free throw line. The South Florida Bulls are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls have won six of their last seven home games.
The Shockers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 9-3 in Shockers last 12 overall. The under is 16-6-1 in Bulls last 23 overall.
The Wichita State Shockers don't string together losses very often, and they've been covering machines on the road dating back to last season, and they're winning on the road this year by an average of 4.2 points despite shooting just 37.9 percent from the field. The South Florida Bulls have lost six of their last eight games and are shooting just 39.1 percent from the field in their last five contests. I have to lay the small number with the Wichita State Shockers on the road.