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South Florida Bulls home to Scarlet Knights in NCAAB betting action

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

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs South Florida Bulls Odds


The South Florida Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

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:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulls as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 120 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Scarlet Knights sit at No. 166 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Scarlet Knights will win this game 70-66.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Scarlet Knights rank No. 106 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with South Florida’s No. 245 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Florida is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Scarlet Knights rate No. 310 with 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. South Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally 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