Bulls open as college hoops underdog vs Hoyas
Georgetown Hoyas vs South Florida Bulls Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Sun Dome Saturday as host South Florida looks to handle the Georgetown Hoyas in NCAA hoops action.
This season, the Bulls are 9-7 overall and 7-8 ATS ATS, while the Hoyas are 12-3 and 5-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Florida boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Georgetown is 5-6.
The visitors opened as 2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 103 (Bulls) and the No. 92 (Hoyas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-63 result in favor of the Hoyas has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 275 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Hoyas defense that sits as the No. 11 at 56 PPG. The Bulls have been averaging 41.3% from the field, less than the Hoyas have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
Defensively, Georgetown features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 50 points per game. South Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.
Georgetown won its last outing, a 74-65 result against Providence on January 16. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Hoyas grabbed a 74-65 win over the Friars on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Otto Porter Jr. at Verizon Center.
In their last action, South Florida was a 70-67 loser on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulls endured a 70-67 loss at the hands of the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Jawanza Poland at Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After playing Providence are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seton Hall are 1-9
After playing Rutgers are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Hoyas at Bulls trends to consider:
Georgetown is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games
South Florida is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games when playing Georgetown
South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Georgetown at Notre Dame, Monday, January 21
South Florida at Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 23