South Florida Bulls vs. UCF Knights: January 2, 2021 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

Caleb Murphy leads the South Florida Bulls (5-4) into a matchup against the UCF Knights (3-2) after scoring 20 points in a 58-57 loss to Memphis. The Bulls are 2-point favorites in the matchup on Saturday, January 2, 2021, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESP+. The over/under in the matchup is set at 131.

Betting Information

South Florida vs UCF Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
South Florida -2 -105 -115 131 -110 -110 -126 108

Computer Picks

Computer picks for South Florida vs UCF
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCF (+2) Over (131) UCF 69 South Florida 67

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Total Facts

  • The Bulls and their opponents have recorded more than 131 points in 122.2% of their outings this season (11 of nine opportunities).
  • UCF and its opponents have combined to score at least 131 points in 60% of their games this season (three of five chances).
  • These teams average a combined 137.8 points per game, 6.8 more points than the over/under of 131 set for this game.
  • The Bulls and the Knights have seen their opponents average a combined 7.4 more points per game than the point total of 131 set in this game.
  • The average total the Bulls have had set in matchups this year is 9.6 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Knights this year is 4.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 70.6 points the Bulls put up per game are only 2.2 more points than the Knights allow (68.4).
  • South Florida is 4-1 overall and 1-0 against the spread when scoring more than 68.4 points.
  • UCF is 1-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread in games when it gives up more than 70.6 points.
  • The Knights’ 67.2 points per game are only 2.8 fewer points than the 70 the Bulls give up.
  • UCF has gone 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 70 points.
  • South Florida’s record is 1-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it gives up more than 67.2 points.
  • The Bulls have totaled only five more points than their opponents this season (0.6 per game on average), while the Knights have been out-scored by six total points (1.2 per game average differential).

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South Florida Betting Information

  • South Florida has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 2-5 record.
  • The Bulls have posted a losing record of 0-2 against the spread when the spread is -2 or higher.
  • South Florida has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 5 of 7 games for a 71.4% rate.

UCF Betting Information

  • UCF has a winning record against the spread, going 3-2 ATS (covering 60.0% of the time).
  • The Knights have fared well as a 2-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 2-point underdogs.
  • The Knights and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season — 2 of 5 (40%).

Head to Head

South Florida vs UCF (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-48 USF
1/18/2020 UCF -3.5 123 -178 142 Regular Season 55-54 UCF
2/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-63 UCF
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-65 UCF

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South Florida Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bulls this season is David Collins, who averages 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.
  • Alexis Yetna leads South Florida in rebounding, averaging 8.0 per game, while Murphy leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.7 in each contest.
  • Justin Brown makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulls, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
  • Collins and Michael Durr lead the Bulls on the defensive end, with Collins leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Durr in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.

UCF Leaders

  • Brandon Mahan averages 20.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Knights, making him the top scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Dre Fuller Jr.’s assist statline paces UCF; he records 3.4 assists per game.
  • Darin Green Jr. connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Knights, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 2.4 per game.
  • UCF’s leader in steals is Isaiah Adams (2.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is C.J. Walker (1.8 per game).
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