South Florida Bulls at UCF Knights Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The South Florida Bulls (8-9, 1-3 AAC) travel to CFE Federal Credit Union Arena to square off with the UCF Knights (10-7, 1-4 AAC). The Bulls can put an end to a five-game road losing streak. The game will air on ESPNU at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

South Florida Bulls vs. UCF Knights Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Knights had no trouble getting past the Tulane Green Wave, 74-55, while the Bulls were beaten by the 21st-ranked Memphis Tigers, 68-64.

The Knights knocked down 16 of their 19 free throws (84.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.592 (above their season average of 0.480). South Florida, meanwhile, forced Memphis into a turnover percentage of 29.0 (above their season average of 19.2). Dazon Ingram played well for UCF with 15 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists. South Florida was led by David Collins, who contributed 24 points.

The Knights dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both contests. In the last contest, UCF won 75-63. Getting to the free throw line was one of UCF’s largest strengths. They had 29 free throw attempts, while South Florida had 24. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The offense of UCF (209th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 100.9) will go head-to-head against the stingy defense of South Florida (93rd in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 94.3). The Bulls should have the advantage on that end of the court. Also, the Bulls are among the country’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 58th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.6 percent). The Knights, meanwhile, rank 264th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.2 percent).

South Florida Bulls at UCF Knights Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Ucf, ATS Winner – South Florida, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UCF ranks 68th in assists per game (14.6) while South Florida ranks 241st (10.2).
  • The Bulls rank 11th in rebounds allowed per game (30.2) while the Knights rank 175th (35.9).
  • South Florida ranks 24th in steals per game (8.9) while UCF ranks 147th (6.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Knights have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (4.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (2.3 above their season average).
  • The Bulls have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. For the season, South Florida has defeated opponents by an average of 1.7 points.