South Florida at Wichita State: 3/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Wichita State Shockers (15-4) vs South Florida Bulls (9-12)
Game Info: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Dickies Arena)
Betting Odds: Wichita State Shockers -9 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The South Florida Bulls and Wichita State Shockers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Dickies Arena
These two teams have faced off twice so far this season and it was Wichita State that was able to come away with the two victories. The last game came on the sixth and it was the Shockers who won 80-63.
The South Florida Bulls had lost four games in a row before knocking off the Temple Owls by two points on Thursday. South Florida on the season is averaging 64.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 71 points per game. South Florida is shooting 39.5 percent from the field and only 31.8 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.
On the other side of this matchup is the Wichita State Shockers who sit with a 15-4record overall and they have won six games in a row. This is a Shockers team that looks to be getting hot at the right time, and probably team people don’t want to see in March. Wichita State on the season is averaging 72.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. The Shockers are shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. Tyson Etienne has been the best player for Wichita State averaging 17.1 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line.
South Florida is 19-6-1 against the spread in their last 26 games played on Friday. The over is 13-5 in South Florida’s last 18 games played on a neutral floor. The over is 9-3 in Wichita State’s last 12 games as a favorite.
Wichita State is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. The Shockers defense is going to lock down and that will be the difference as Wichita State comes away with a cover of the spread.