The Cayman Islands Classic contest between the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3) and the South Florida Bulls (3-3) will take place at John Gray Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
South Florida Bulls vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers ATS Preview
The Bulls got blown out by the New Mexico State Aggies in their last outing, 65-45. With 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting, Laquincy Rideau was South Florida’s leading scorer. New Mexico State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.504). South Florida, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (8-11; 72.7 percent).
In the Cornhuskers’ previous matchup, they were blown out by the George Mason Patriots, 85-66. Dachon Burke Jr. was Nebraska’s high scorer with 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting. George Mason had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.1 (above their season average of 34.3). Nebraska, meanwhile, forced the Patriots into a turnover percentage of 21.1 (above their season average of 15.2).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Nebraska should have a significant advantage. Since the 2018-19 season, the Cornhuskers defense ranks 58th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.476), while the South Florida offense ranks 261st in effective field goal percentage (0.493). Also, the Bulls could control the offensive glass in this meeting as they rank eighth in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 36.7 percent. The Cornhuskers, meanwhile, rank 322nd in defensive rebounding percentage (67.5 percent).
South Florida Bulls vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Nebraska, ATS Winner – Nebraska, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Nebraska ranks 59th in blocks per game (4.2) while South Florida ranks 232nd in blocks allowed per game (4.1).