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Providence Friars vs South Florida Bulls Odds
The Providence Friars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulls in South Florida at Sun Dome on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Bulls are 10-13 so far on the season, and 9-13 ATS vs. the number. The Friars, meanwhile, are 12-11 and 10-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Florida go 7-10 and the Friars go 11-6 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 157-ranked Bulls and the No. 49-rated Friars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-61 win for the Friars on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Florida has the nation's No. 325-rated offensive output, at 59.7 PPG. The visiting Friars defense ranks No. 114 allowing on average 63.8 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. South Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 303 nationally in scoring at home.
Providence was a 54-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Providence got 25 points from Kadeem Batts en route to a 54-50 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.
South Florida was a 68-40 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Villanova. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Bulls were hammered by Villanova on Saturday, losing by a 68-40 final at Villanova Pavilion in college basketball betting action.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 3-5
After a win are 6-4
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 2-8
After playing Villanova are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Friars at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games on the road
Providence is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Florida
Providence is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 7 of South Florida's last 10 games when playing Providence
South Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence
Providence home to Notre Dame, Saturday, February 16
South Florida home to Louisville, Sunday, February 17