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Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSouth Florida Bulls
Jan 1, 12:00 PM | Sun Dome

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs South Florida Bulls Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD7-7

The Bulls will be trying to slam the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday when the teams tip off at Sun Dome in college betting action.

The Bulls sit at 7-7 (5-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Scarlet Knights are currently 8-5 (1-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? South Florida is 3-8 OU, and Rutgers is 2-5 OU.

View Rutgers vs South Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Florida sat as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 120 and the Scarlet Knights sitting at No. 166. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-66 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Florida's No. 307-ranked offense, averaging 60.9 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 92 at 63 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 83-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 226 in scoring at home.

Rutgers won its last outing, an 85-83 result against Florida on December 29. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Eli Carter went off for 31 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Rutgers to an 85-83 win over Florida on Thursday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

In their last action, South Florida was a 60-57 loser at home against Connecticut. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 60-57 to Connecticut at Sun Dome on Wednesday).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing West Virginia are 4-6
After playing Florida are 3-1
After a win are 4-6

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Villanova are 2-4
After playing Connecticut are 2-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Rutgers home to West Virginia, Wednesday, January 4
South Florida at Villanova, Thursday, January 5

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