Wichita State vs South Florida Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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The South Florida Bulls (14-16, 7-10 AAC) will look to extend a three-game winning streak when hitting the road against the Wichita State Shockers (15-14, 8-9 AAC) on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Charles Koch Arena. It airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPNU.

Wichita State is a healthy 7.5-point favorite against South Florida when the Shockers take the court against the Bulls on Sunday. The matchup has a point total of 145.5.

Wichita State vs. South Florida Odds

Point Spread for Wichita State vs. South Florida

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing Wichita State as the favorite.

Wichita State vs. South Florida Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Wichita State has -359 odds to pick up the win, while South Florida is listed at +277 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Arena: Charles Koch Arena

Wichita State vs. South Florida Betting Trends

Against the spread, Wichita State is 13-13-3 this season. The Shockers have been favorites in 15 games this season and have come away with the win 10 times (66.7%) in those contests. Wichita State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 56.7% of the time (17 out of 30 games with a set point total).

South Florida has 17 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Bulls are 5-11 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31.2% of those games). South Florida has eclipsed the over/under 70% of the time this season (21 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Wichita State vs. South Florida Key Players to Watch

Wichita State

Craig Porter Jr. paces his squad in both rebounds (6.4) and assists (4.5) per contest, and also averages 13 points. Defensively, he posts 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Jaykwon Walton puts up 14 points and 1.9 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 5.3 rebounds, shooting 53.6% from the field and 37.9% from downtown with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Kenny Pohto is posting 8.8 points, 1.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. James Rojas is averaging 10.1 points, 1.4 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game.

South Florida

Russel Tchewa is putting up a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game. And he is producing 11.4 points and 0.9 assists, making 61.2% of his shots from the floor. Selton Miguel is averaging 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest, making 42% of his shots from the floor and 33.7% from 3-point range, with 1.2 treys per contest. The Bulls receive 6.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Sam Hines Jr..

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What you need to know about the Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State is 7-7-3 ATS in conference action this season. This season, the Shockers are averaging 70.6 points per game (203rd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 68.9 points per contest (139th-ranked). With 33.2 boards per game, Wichita State is 98th in college basketball. It cedes 31.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 222nd in college basketball.

The Shockers are averaging 72.4 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 69.9 points per contest. Wichita State, who ranks 269th in college basketball with 6.6 treys per game, is shooting just 30.4% from three-point land, which is 17th-worst in college basketball. The Shockers rank 290th in college basketball with 8.2 three-pointers allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 168th with a 33.6% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Shockers have a 5-4-1 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. Wichita State has hit the over in nine of its past 10 games. Wichita State has been racking up 78.6 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s significantly higher than the 70.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Wichita State’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (78) is 9.1 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (68.9).

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What you need to know about the South Florida Bulls

South Florida is 9-6-2 ATS in conference games this season. The Bulls are 142nd in the country in points scored (73.2 per game) and 239th in points conceded (72). South Florida collects 33.8 rebounds per game and give up 30.4 boards, ranking 62nd and 138th, respectively, in the nation.

At home, the Bulls score 71.2 points per game. On the road, they score 77.4. At 7.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.9% from beyond the arc, South Florida is 185th and 198th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Giving up 7.7 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.7% from beyond the arc, the Bulls are 239th and 242nd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Bulls are 5-3-2 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, South Florida has gone over the total six times. South Florida is averaging 76 points per contest in its previous 10 games, which is 2.8 more than its average for the season (73.2). The Bulls are ceding 75.8 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 72 points allowed.

Wichita State vs. South Florida Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Wichita State, and we project that South Florida will cover the spread (Wichita State -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet Wichita State vs. South Florida

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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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