South Florida at Central Florida - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

South Florida at Central Florida - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

South Florida (14-17) at Central Florida (16-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Dickies Arena)

The Line: Central Florida +1 -- Over/Under: 127 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Florida Bulls (14-17, CONF 7-11) and UCF Knights (16-14, CONF 7-11) face off in the AAC Tournament at the Dickies Arena. The home team has won the last two games played between South Florida and UCF but USF covered the spread in each of the two games. 

South Florida has had some struggles this season but coming into this game they have won three of the last four games. In the Bulls last game against SMU, the defense locked down giving up only 60 points and that led to a one point victory. 

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Overall this season the offense is averaging 62.7 points per game, while the defense is also giving up 62.7 points. 

South Florida’s best player is center David Collins who is averaging David Collins while shooting 39.9 percent from the field. In the Bulls last game against South Florida, he put up 15 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Central Florida has had a better season than South Florida and they come into this game having won two games in a row. In UCF’s last game against East Carolina it was the offense that was the difference putting up 94 points and that led to a blowout win. Darin Green Jr. paced the Knights putting up 23 points but there was also three others players who scored in double figures. 

The one game UCF lost against USF, the offense only scored 48 points and the offense needs to be better in this game.

USF is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games played on Thursday. The over is 10-4 in USF”s last 14 games played on a neutral site. The under is 25-10 in UCF’s last 35 Thursday games. The under is 10-4-1 in UCF”s last 15 neutral site games.

Both of the two previous games between USF and UCF went under this total and this will be a low scoring affair. Look for an ultra-slow tempo that will lead to the under cashing with ease. Both teams scoring under 55 points is the most likely result. 

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