UAB vs USF Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/16/24

South Florida (24-6) vs UAB (21-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Dickies Arena)

Betting Odds: South Florida -2.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UAB Blazers and USF Bulls meet Saturday in the college basketball AAC Semifinal at the Dickies Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a UAB Blazers vs USF Bulls prediction.

UAB Blazers Betting Preview

The UAB Blazers are coming off wins over Temple, SMU and Wichita State. The UAB Blazers are averaging 77.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Yaxel Lendeborg is averaging 13.7 points and 10.4 rebounds, while Eric Gaines is averaging 12 points and 3.8 rebounds. Alejandro Vasquez is the third double-digit scorer and Efrem Johnson is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The UAB Blazers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The UAB Blazers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

USF Bulls Betting Preview

The USF Bulls recently beat Tulane and East Carolina while losing to Tulsa. The USF Bulls are averaging 75.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Chris Youngblood is averaging 15.3 points and 2.2 assists, while Selton Miguel is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Kasean Pryor is the third double-digit scorer and Kobe Knox is dishing 1.5 assists. The USF Bulls are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The USF Bulls are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.

UAB Blazers vs USF Bulls prediction

The UAB Blazers are playing their best ball of the season right now, and they gave USF all it could handle on the road back in January. However, I'm just not eager to jump in front of the USF Bulls, a team that's lost once since January 12 and is 20-7-3 ATS on the season. USF is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games. USF is winning and winning big during this stretch, and I'd need more points to consider the other side. We're laying less than a full bucket with USF. Give me the Bulls to advance to the AAC Tournament Final.

Randy’s Pick South Florida -2.5

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