Episode 197 : We now are 26-12 in our last 38 hoops picks good for 68%. We have one Member VIP Member Pick on the Wednesday Card. My February VIP Package is FREE at BobBalfe.com
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UCF -2.5 over South Florida
The first matchup this year was hard to watch as there was a foul on almost every single play. Central Florida were the much better team at home as Tacko Fall has a huge night and got to the foul line at will. Fall is a bad foul shooter, but he puts the opponents bigger players on the bench with foul trouble. USF did a great job of rebuilding their program, but it’s all been smoke and mirrors. This team had a weak non conference schedule and beat the bottom of the barrel in the American Conference this year.
You could say the same for UCF, but this Knights team is a lot further along in their development. I don’t believe USF will be able to handle shooters like Dawkins and Taylor and they will be frustrated trying to guard Fall at well over 7ft tall. UCF is trying to keep pace in the AAC Conference for a first round tournament bye. South Florida still has a long way to go before they can become a major player in this conference. Take UCF.