Rutgers Scarlet Knights host South Florida Bulls in college basketball action

South Florida Bulls Rutgers Scarlet Knights
12-16 March 01, 2014, 12:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center 10-18



The South Florida Bulls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Scarlet Knights in Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Scarlet Knights sport a record of 10-18 and 12-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulls have 12-16 and 10-15 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-10 for the Scarlet Knights and 8-16 for the Bulls.

View South Florida Bulls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Scarlet Knights installed as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 335-rated South Florida taking on the No. 306-rated Scarlet Knights in this contest.

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South Florida was a 61-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Connecticut. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Bulls endured a 61-56 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Victor Rudd at Sun Dome.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 67-65 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Myles Mack scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 67-65 to Central Florida at CFE Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 124 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.39 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 116 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 6.11 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 254 with 3.11 per game.

A few Bulls at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
South Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of South Florida's last 12 games
South Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games
Rutgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Rutgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
South Florida at Houston, Tuesday, March 4th
Rutgers at Connecticut, Wednesday, March 5th
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