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

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs South Florida Bulls Odds


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.

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