Betting on today’s Panthers and Bulls game? Catch the action at Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 145 points, and the Bulls are favored to win at home vs. the Panthers.
NORTHERN IOWA PANTHERS VS SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Florida Bulls -2
This game will be played at Yuengling Center at 5:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-65 in favor of the Bulls.
- Not only will South Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will the Panthers Make it Happen on the Road?
In their second game of the season, Northern Iowa will enter with an 0-1 record. Looking at their previous three games as underdogs, Northern Iowa is 0-3. Northern Iowa has a current against the spread (ATS) record of 0-1 heading into today’s game. In the last three games, the school holds an ATS record of 1-1, with an average scoring margin of +6.
After their first game, Northern Iowa’s over/under record is 1-0-0, following an over/under record of 20-11-0 last season. In the Panthers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 76 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-0.
In their recent matchup, the Northern Iowa offense ended with 77 points against North Texas. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 8 threes. The Northern Iowa offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 38% of their looks from outside this season.
In the current season, the Northern Iowa defense has excelled, sitting 68th in the nation by allowing 66.5 points per game. Northern Iowa’s three-point defense is currently 31st in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 23.7% of their shots vs. Northern Iowa.
Do the Bulls Stand a Chance at Home?
Heading into their third game of the season, South Florida holds a 1-1 record. Thus far, the Bulls have been favored in each of their first two games. As of today, South Florida has a 1-1 ATS record. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, South Florida is 3-5-2 against the spread.
Up to this point, games involving South Florida have had an average of 139.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 149 points. Their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 72 points per game.
In their most recent game, the South Florida offense put up just 63 points vs. the Central Michigan Chippewas. Overall, they are now averaging 79.5 points per game which is 126th in the country. Leading the team in scoring was Chris Youngblood with 20 points. Selton Miguel also added 16 points for the Bulls.
Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 26th rank in the nation, allowing 60.0 points per game. In today’s game, the South Florida defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 1 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.