Cornell at USC Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Cornell Big Red travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Monday, December 19, 2016.
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The Big Red come into this game with an overall record of 2-5 and a road record of 1-4. They are 2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2. The Trojans have an overall record of 9-0 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 7-1 against the spread.
Matt Morgan comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Big Red. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Stone Gettings averages 12 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Cornell. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Elijah Stewart averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Cornell averages 68.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 256th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 293rd in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game which ranks them 183rd and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 14 per game. The Big Red allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 233rd and 293rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 258th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
USC averages 82.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 84th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 39th and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 25th with 11 per game. The Trojans allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 33rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the nation. The Trojans force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Big Red average 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14 per contest. The Big Red have an offensive rating of 95.4 and they assist on 50.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Cornell turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.7%. The Big Red give up 78.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 85.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 114.8 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33%. The Trojans give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cornell Big Red Betting Trends
The Cornell Big Red are 2-1 against the spread
The Cornell Big Red are 2-2 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 7-1 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 4-4 against the over/under
Cornell Big Red Injuries
No key injuries to report
USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/16 F Charles Buggs Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Troy
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take USC
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