DePaul Blue Demons vs. South Florida Bulls, College Basketball Invitational finals 3rd game. Everything is matched in the finals of this tournament, a victory for each team. But today is the grand finale, each team must have prepared a solid strategy in the offensive and defensive to win. Obviously the Blue Demons have some favoritism when playing at home, but the defense allows many points and the spread has been negative for them. The Bulls know how difficult the second game was, but they only have to overcome the mistakes for the final.
DePaul Blue Demons: For a good season.
The Blue Demons know they have a great opportunity to close the season with a championship. At home things have been good for the team, the record is 16-6 this season. The second game of the CBI was not as easy as many people think, the first half was a 46-35 victory for the Blue Demons. But in the second the Bulls tied the game 47-36 and in OT the Blue Demons won by four points 14-18. The Blue Demons continue to have slight defensive problems.
The differences in offense with the Bulls were minimal. The Blue Demons had 54.9% FG points, 12.5% Turnovers and 28.9% Offensive Rebounds. At home the average points is 81.8 points per game, 27.29 FG points, 71.5% free throw shots, 6.94 three pointers, 14.82 assists. The defense allows up to 74.9 points, 25.47 FG points and 9.41 three pointers.
The ATS record has not improved at the CBI, 3-2-0 so far. Against the Bulls they have not been able to earn some points in the spread since 2008. But they had a push in the first game for the CBI being underdogs +2.0 they lost 61-63. For this game they will be favorites again.
South Florida Bulls: We’re here for something.
The Bulls also want recognition, they reached the final for the effort of a whole team after finishing a season with poor results. In the CBI everything went well for the team, from the difficult victory against Stony Brook by one point to the first victory against DePaul 63-61. In the second game the offense showed weakness in the first half, but the errors were over in the second half. That same strategy is for the final, but the Bulls must apply it from the first half.
The offense was slightly better than the home team with 55.50% FG points, 15.60% turnovers and 38.2% offensive rebounds. The Bulls scored almost double three pointers with 13 total, that’s 39 points in three pointers. The coach used four reserves while the Blue Demons only used two.
The ATS record is 9-3-1 against the Blue Demons since 2007. So far 1-0-1 in the CBI, in most of the games the Bulls were favorites since 2007 against the Demons. The average points against the Blue Demons is +0.2 in the spread. For this last game the Bulls will be underdogs but by a point or two.
My Free Pick & Prediction for DePaul Blue Demons vs. South Florida Bulls 04/05/2019 is: take the South Florida Bulls +2.5 (Point Spread).
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