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Charleston Southern vs South Florida Pick & Preview: Friday, December 2nd Betting Odds
Buccaneers vs Bulls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Charleston Southern Buccaneers at South Florida Bulls
- Where: Tampa at Yuengling Center
- Date: Friday, December 2nd
- Betting Odds: Charleston Southern +11.5, CHSOU +510 | SFL -774 O/U 131.0
Charleston Southern heads into this matchup having played 6 games and have an overall record sitting at 2-4. On the road, the Buccaneers will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 0-3. So far, the Buccaneers have been the underdog 3 times, going 0-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11.5 underdogs on the spread.
Charleston Southern’s leading scorer this season is Claudell Harris Jr. who is averaging 19.17 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 25.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Taje’ Kelly is the second leading scorer for the Buccaneers, averaging 10.5 points per game. Between him and Kelly, they are accounting for 39.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Charleston Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 290th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Buccaneers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 426th in the NCAA.
Through 8 games, the South Florida Bulls have an overall record of 2-6. So far this season, South Florida has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 1-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bulls as the -11.5 point favorites. The Bulls have been favored 5 times, going 2-3 straight up.
South Florida will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Harris who is averaging 14.75 points per game for the Bulls. Harris is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive gameplan is the play of Selton Miguel who has hit 42.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.38 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for South Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 491st in college basketball at 57.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulls’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 25.2%, placing them 560th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: South Florida Bulls -11.5
South Florida Bulls will tip off their matchup over Charleston Southern Buccaneers as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -11.5. Our analysis like’s South Florida’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both South Florida and Charleston Southern are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors South Florida, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Bulls don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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