South Florida vs. VCU Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The South Florida Bulls (25-7) go up against the VCU Rams (23-13) at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 24, 2024. The matchup airs on ESPNU.

Sunday’s matchup between the Bulls and the Rams features the Bulls as 3-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 143.5.

South Florida vs. VCU Odds

Point Spread for South Florida vs. VCU

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing South Florida as the favorite.

South Florida vs. VCU Moneyline

As for the moneyline, South Florida has -162 odds to pick up the win, while VCU is listed at +136 to claim victory.

South Florida vs. VCU Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 143.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Arena: Yuengling Center

South Florida vs. VCU Betting Trends

South Florida has played 32 games, with 22 wins against the spread. The Bulls have been moneyline favorites in 21 games this season and have come away with the win 17 times (81%) in those contests. South Florida’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 36 set point totals.

VCU has played 36 games, with 22 wins against the spread. The Rams have a 4-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.4% of those games). VCU’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 41.7% of the time (15 out of 36 games with a set point total).

South Florida vs. VCU Key Players to Watch

South Florida

Kasean Pryor is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (7.8), and also averages 13.0 points and 1.7 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Selton Miguel paces the Bulls with 15.0 points per contest and 2.2 assists, while also posting 3.2 rebounds. Chris Youngblood is posting 14.9 points, 2.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. Brandon Stroud posts 5.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 44.5% from the field.

VCU

Max Shulga is putting up team highs in points (14.5 per game) and assists (3.7). And he is producing 4.7 rebounds, making 45.5% of his shots from the floor and 42.0% from beyond the arc, with 2.4 triples per contest. Zeb Jackson gives the Rams 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He also delivers 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Toibu Lawal paces the Rams in rebounding (6.1 per game), and puts up 7.8 points and 0.3 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. The Rams receive 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Joe Bamisile.

What you need to know about the South Florida Bulls

The Bulls are putting up 76.1 points per game (101st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 69.3 points per contest (96th-ranked). South Florida is dominating when it comes to rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in boards ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

In home games, the Bulls are averaging 9.8 more points per game (79.3) than they are on the road (69.5). South Florida ranks 23rd-best in the country with a three-point shooting percentage of 37.1%. It ranks 34th in college basketball by sinking 9.1 threes per contest. The Bulls rank 152nd in college basketball with 6.9 three-pointers allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 39th with a 31.3% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Bulls are 7-3 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, South Florida has gone over the total six times. South Florida has seen an increase in scoring recently, racking up 78.2 points per game in its last 10 contests, 2.1 points more than the 76.1 it has scored this year. South Florida’s defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has given up 70.3 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 69.3 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

What you need to know about the VCU Rams

With 71.5 points scored per game and 66.5 points allowed, the Rams are 238th in the country on offense and 30th defensively. On the boards, VCU is best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds conceded ( per game).

In 2023-24 the Rams are averaging 3.2 more points per game at home (73.6) than on the road (70.4). VCU is 73rd in the country in 3-pointers made (8.5 per game) and 84th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). Giving up 6.8 3-pointers per game and conceding 31.2% from beyond the arc, the Rams are 138th and 37th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Rams have gone 6-4 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. VCU has hit the over in four of its past 10 contests. Over its previous 10 games, VCU is scoring 71.1 points per contest, compared to its season average of 71.5. While the Rams are giving up 66.5 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse over their previous 10 games, allowing 67.4 points per contest.

South Florida vs. VCU Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is South Florida, and we project that VCU will cover the spread (South Florida -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 143.5 points.

How to bet South Florida vs. VCU

You can bet on South Florida vs. VCU at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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