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Friars vs Bulls College Hoops Game Preview

Providence FriarsSouth Florida Bulls
Jan 29, 2:00 PM | Sun Dome

Providence Friars vs South Florida Bulls Odds


The South Florida Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Friars at Sun Dome in NCAAB action.

The Friars will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 9-9 ATS. Providence is 8-7 against the total, while South Florida is 5-13 versus the number.

View Providence vs South Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bulls in this one, they're listed as 7.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulls, most recently No. 89 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Friars, who rate No. 104 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-66 victory for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 308 nationally ranked offense (61.2 points per game) against a Friars defense that sits as the No. 189 at 67.3 PPG. The Bulls have been averaging 43.8% from the field, less than the Friars have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 188-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 250 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Providence, they were an 86-74 loser as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. Providence got 26 points and 10 rebounds from Vincent Council in a losing cause in their 86-74 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

South Florida lost its last outing, a 67-47 result against Marquette on January 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. South Florida was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Tuesday as Marquette routed them 67-47 at Bradley Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Rutgers are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 2-5
After playing Marquette are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Friars at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Providence's last 12 games on the road
Providence is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Providence is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Florida's last 5 games
South Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Florida's last 8 games when playing Providence
South Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Providence home to Rutgers, Wednesday, February 1
South Florida at Georgetown, Saturday, February 4