Temple at South Florida: 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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South Florida Bulls (8-12) vs Temple Owls (5-10)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Dickies Arena)
Betting Odds: South Florida Bulls +2 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Temple Owls and South Florida Bulls face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Dickies Arena.
These two teams faced off twice so far this season and the visiting team came away with a victory in each of the games.
The Temple Owls have struggled this season and coming into this game with a 5-10 record overall. Even with all the struggles, they are coming off a win in their last game against South Florida. In their last game, against South Florida, the defense locked down giving up only 47 points and that led to an 18 point victory. Temple on the season is averaging 65.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Temple is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Damian Dunn has been the best player for Temple averaging 13.8 points while shooting 35.6 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the South Florida Bulls who sit with an 8-12 record overall and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against Wichita State, the defense gave up 80 points and that led to a 17 point victory. South Florida on the season is averaging 63.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.9 points per game. South Florida is shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the three point line.Guard David Collins has been the best player for South Florida averaging 12.2 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from behind the three point line.
Temple is 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 games played on Thursday. The over is 8-3 in Temple’s last 11 games played on Thursday. South Florida is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Thursday. The over is 12-5 in South Florida’s last 17 neutral site games.
Temple had no issues in the last game against South Florida and that will be the case again in this one. Look for South Florida’s offense to struggle and that will lead to Temple coming away with a cover of the spread.