South Florida vs. Houston - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Cougars (19-5) at South Florida Bulls (11-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Yuengling Center)
The Line: South Florida Bulls +6 -- Over/Under: 126.5
The Houston Cougars and South Florida Bulls meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Yuengling Center.
The Houston Cougars look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Houston Cougars are averaging 73.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Caleb Mills is averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while Quentin Grimes is averaging 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Nate Hinton is the third double-digit scorer and Fabian White Jr. is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won four of their last six road games.
The South Florida Bulls look to build on their three-game winning streak. The South Florida Bulls are averaging 62.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 44.5 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 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The South Florida Bulls are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The South Florida Bulls have won six of their last eight home games.
The Cougars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as a road favorite and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 Wednesday games. The under is 8-1 in Cougars last 9 overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Bulls last 21 home games. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The South Florida Bulls are playing decent ball lately, but it's hard to believe that's going to continue much longer, as they just don't have the depth in talent to sustain success. The Houston Cougars are one of the more consistent teams in the AAC, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 14.6 points while allowing 35.2 percent shooting from the field. I simply need more buckets to consider Houston in this spot.