Wichita State vs. South Florida Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Sunday, March 5, 2023
The South Florida Bulls (14-16, 7-10 AAC) are underdogs (+7.5) for an attempt to build on a three-game win streak when they visit the Wichita State Shockers (15-14, 8-9 AAC) at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Charles Koch Arena. The game airs on ESPNU. The point total in the matchup is set at 145.5.
Wichita State vs. South Florida Odds
- Wichita State odds to win: -359
- South Florida odds to win: +277
- Spread: Wichita State (-7.5)
- Total: 145.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPNU
- Where: Wichita, Kansas
- Venue: Charles Koch Arena
Who Will Win Wichita State vs. South Florida?
Wichita State and South Florida Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 7.5-point favorites this season, Wichita State is 2-5 against the spread.
South Florida has a 5-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 7.5 points or more this season.
The Shockers and the Bulls combine to average 1.7 fewer points per game than the over/under of 145.5 set for this game.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 140.9 points per game, 4.6 fewer than the point total for this matchup.
Wichita State’s average point total in outings this season is 139.4, 6.1 points fewer than the over/under in this game.
The average total in Bulls games this year is 0.3 fewer points than the point total of 145.5 for this outing.
The Shockers are 13-13-3 against the spread this season.
The Bulls have a 17-11-2 record against the spread this season.
Wichita State Stats & Insights
Wichita State has a +49 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.7 points per game. It is putting up 70.6 points per game to rank 203rd in college basketball and is allowing 68.9 per contest to rank 139th in college basketball.
The 33.2 rebounds per game Wichita State averages rank 98th in college basketball, and are 1.5 more than the 31.7 its opponents grab per outing.
The Shockers connect on 6.6 three-pointers per game (269th in college basketball), 1.6 fewer than their opponents (8.2).
Wichita State’s 91.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 240th in college basketball, and the 89.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 120th in college basketball.
The Shockers are scoring 72.4 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 69.9 points per contest.
South Florida Stats & Insights
South Florida has a +35 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.2 points per game. It is putting up 73.2 points per game, 142nd in college basketball, and is allowing 72 per outing to rank 239th in college basketball.
South Florida wins the rebound battle by 3.4 boards on average. It records 33.8 rebounds per game, 62nd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 30.4.
South Florida knocks down 7.4 three-pointers per game (185th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.7 on average.
South Florida’s 92.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 205th in college basketball, and the 91.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 176th in college basketball.
At home the Bulls are scoring 71.2 points per game, 6.2 fewer points than they are averaging away (77.4).
Wichita State Key Players to Watch
The leader in rebounds and assists for the Shockers is Craig Porter Jr., who pulls down 6.4 boards and administers 4.5 assists per game to go with a 13 PPG scoring average.
Jaykwon Walton is Wichita State’s leading scorer, tallying 14 per game while tacking on 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
The Shockers get the most three-point shooting production out of Jaron Pierre Jr., who makes 1.6 threes per game.
Porter is Wichita State’s leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
South Florida Key Players to Watch
The Bulls’ Tyler Harris puts up enough points (16.8 per game) and assists (3.5 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
Russel Tchewa grabs 8.6 rebounds per game (he also scores 11.4 points per game and adds 0.9 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the South Florida rebounding leaderboard.
Harris is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Bulls, hitting three threes per game.
South Florida’s leader in steals is Harris (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Keyshawn Bryant (0.9 per game).
Wichita State vs. South Florida Prediction
- Pick ATS:
South Florida (+7.5)
- Pick OU:
Wichita State 74, South Florida 68
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