South Florida Bulls visit Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college basketball clash

South Florida BullsRutgers Scarlet Knights
Jan 17, 9:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

South Florida Bulls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD11-4

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the South Florida Bulls at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

Rutgers will face the 9-6 Bulls, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 5-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 3-6 favoring the OVER.

View South Florida vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Scarlet Knights in this one found them listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulls was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 86 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulls, who rate No. 103 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-67 victory for the Scarlet Knights.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 140-rated squad against South Florida's No. 198-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 304 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 141 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Florida owns the country's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 58.8 points per game on the highway. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 168 in scoring at home.

South Florida was a 64-38 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisville. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. South Florida was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Louisville and falling by a 64-38 score at KFC Yum! Center.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 68-58 loser at home against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights got 15 points from Myles Mack, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 68-58 final on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Georgetown are 3-5
After playing Louisville are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 0-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulls at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
South Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Rutgers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Florida
Rutgers is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers's last 9 games when playing South Florida

Next up:
South Florida home to Georgetown, Saturday, January 19
Rutgers at Notre Dame, Saturday, January 19

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