USF vs UCF Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/19/24

Central Florida (17-15) vs South Florida (24-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Florida -5.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The USF Bulls will head up I-4 to Orlando to face UCF Knights this Tuesday in the first round of the NIT in from the Addition Financial Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a USF vs. UCF Prediction.

  • The South Florida recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Central Florida recent form and recent player performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving USF
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving UCF
  • Recent betting trends in games played between USF vs UCF 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between South Florida vs Central Florida.

South Florida Preview: Bulls Raging Into DisneyWorld

USF enters at 24-7 after falling to UAB in the AAC Semifinals, 93-83. The Bulls were unable to slow the Blazers down in the second half, and they’ll look to keep their revival season going here in Orlando. South Florida is scoring 75.4 points per game, on 43.9% shooting, while allowing 69.1 ppg, and they’re 8-2 over their last ten games.

Central Florida Preview: Knights Entering NIT in Shaky Form

UCF closed at 17-15 after losing to BYU in the Big 12 Championship, 87-73. The Golden Knights were outplayed in both periods by the Cougars, and they’ll try to bounce back this Tuesday versus their in-state foes. Central Florida is scoring 71.3 points per game, on 42.1% shooting, while allowing 67.5 ppg, and they’re 4-9 over their last ten games.

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South Florida Bulls Team Facts

  • South Florida has won each of its last 10 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Each of South Florida's last six games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 137+ points.
  • South Florida has won the first half in seven of its last eight games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Central Florida Knights Team Facts

  • UCF has won each of its last seven night games at Addition Financial Arena against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Each of UCF's last five games against non-AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 139+ points.
  • UCF has won the first half in each of its last seven night games at Addition Financial Arena against non-AP-ranked opponents.

South Florida vs Central Florida Trends & Facts

  • USF is 20-8-3 against the spread, with a 12-19 O/U record.
  • UCF is 19-13 ATS, with a 16-15-1 over/under record.

USF vs UCF Prediction: Bulls Control the War on I-4

The NIT Committee had a lot of attractive options to choose from this Spring, and the booking was brilliant here matching up USF and UCF. Central Florida naturally took some blows in their first season in the Big 12, and I feel they’re a bit over-favored in this home spot. South Florida went on to have one of their best campaigns in school history, winning the AAC regular season title along the way. The Bulls also closed the year on a much stronger note, so a motivated bunch should come into DisneyWorld to bring the Knights the fight. Spot South Florida the points for this NIT matchup.

Corey’s Pick USF TO COVER

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