The UCF Knights and South Florida Bulls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Yuengling Center. The UCF Knights look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The South Florida Bulls look to snap a four-game losing streak.
The UCF Knights are averaging 72.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Darin Green Jr. is averaging 14.9 points and 1.6 assists, while Darius Perry is averaging 11.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. Brandon Mahan is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Walker is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The South Florida Bulls are averaging 57.8 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Caleb Murphy is averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 assists, while Javon Greene is averaging 9.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jamir Chaplin is dishing 1.4 assists and Russel Tchewa is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The South Florida Bulls are shooting 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The South Florida Bulls are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Knights are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Bulls are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Knights last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The South Florida Bulls will be up for this game at home in what’s considered a rivalry. However, USF has no offense to speak of and those issues are magnified here when going up against the UCF defense. The Central Florida Knights are a team that’s starting to grow on me, and they could make some noise in the conference as we get into the meat of the schedule. Thick line, but USF can’t score. Give me UCF.