SMU vs South Florida Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/25/24

South Florida (20-5) vs SMU (19-8)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Yuengling Center)

Betting Odds: South Florida -1.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The SMU Mustangs and South Florida Bulls face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the USF Sun Dome. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free SMU vs USF prediction

Can SMU Bounce Back?

Two games ago SMU beat Memphis by scoring 106 points, but in the last game against Florida Atlantic, they were defeated 80-70. Chuck Harris was the top player in the last game putting up 15 points, three rebounds, and three assists, but even he couldn’t make up for the bad defense. SMU on the season is averaging 77.5 points while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. The defense is ranked 38th in the league, but in the last game the defense wasn’t good enough. Zhuric Phelps has been the top player for SMU averaging 14.7 points while shooting 41 percent from the field. 

South Florida Has Won 12 Straight Games

No one is talking about South Florida right now, but they are playing well and they have won 12 games in a row. In the last game against UTSA, South Florida gave up only 61 points and they ended up winning by five points. SMU on the season is averaging 75.1 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. The defense is ranked 87th and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way against the SMU defense. Guard Chris Youngblood is averaging 15 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from behind the three point line. USF will meet Charlotte and Tulane after this game.

SMU vs South Florida Betting Prediction 

South Florida has won 12 straight games, and I don’t expect it to be any different in this game. SMU’s defense really struggled in the last game and they are going to really struggle in this game. South Florida is averaging 75.1 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. South Florida will pull away in the second half and they are going to cover the spread here.

Shane’s Pick South Florida +1.5

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