Houston at South Florida - 1/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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South Florida Bulls (5-7) vs Houston Cougars (12-2)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Yuengling Center)
Betting Odds: South Florida Bulls +15 -- Over/Under: 120.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Cougars will travel to play the South Florida Bulls in an American Athletic Conference game on Wednesday.
The Houston Cougars are 12-2 (1-0) this season and have won four games in a row. Houston is coming off of a win against Temple by a score of 66-61 in their last game. Houston struggled shooting from the field but was able to make 16 free throws and force 15 turnovers for the win. Fabian White Jr. led the Cougars with 15 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Houston is averaging 78.4 points per game and is giving up 56.4 points per game against, while also averaging 39.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Houston is dealing with some injury issues and will most likely be without their top two leading scorers. Fabian White Jr. is averaging 10.6 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Josh Carlton is averaging 9.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Cougars. Houston is shooting 47.2% on field goals, 65.6% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers.
The South Florida Bulls are 5-7 this season and have lost three of their last four games. South Florida lost to Wyoming by a score of 77-57 in their last game. South Florida only shot 39.3% from the field in this game and 16.7% from three-point range. Jamir Chaplin led the Bulls with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. South Florida is averaging 56.8 points per game and is giving up 59.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game. Caleb Murphy is averaging 12.8 points per game and 3.3 assists per game, while Javon Greene is averaging 10.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Bulls. South Florida is shooting 37.3% on field goals, 68% on free throws, and 23% on three pointers.
Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. The under is 3-0-1 in Houston’s last 4 games. South Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 11-2 in South Florida’s last 13 games. The favorite is 8-1 ATS in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.
Houston comes into this game dealing with some injury trouble and is on the road. South Florida has had a few blow out losses this season and is really struggling to score. I am taking South Florida in this game to keep it remotely close. The Bulls are only giving up 59.8 points per game and if they can keep Houston in check, they should be able to cover.
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