Akron at USC College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Stan Sheriff Center
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The Akron Zips head to Stan Sheriff Center to take on the USC Trojans on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 14 point favorites.
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Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. USC has an overall record of 6-4. They are averaging 81.0 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-5 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/21/17 F Bennie Boatwright Foot is "?" Friday vs Akron
12/21/17 G Jonah Mathews Ankle is "?" Friday vs Akron
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Suspension is out indefinitely
12/08/17 G Derryck Thornton Shoulder is out indefinitely
Malcolm Duvivier averages 12.6 points per contest in 35 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 1.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 35%. Daniel Utomi averages 20.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes 8.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Chimezie Metu scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 72.0 points per contest which is 181st in Division 1. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 274th and 192nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 86th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in the nation. Akron averages 75.0 points per contest this year, which is 182nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 150th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 46th in college basketball. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 175th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 53rd with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 216th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 129th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 191st with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 65th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year. USC is 72nd in Division 1 with 81.0 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 70th in D-1. They are 21st in college basketball in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 70th in assists per game with 16.0. The Trojans are 282nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2.
The Zips are 179th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 187th. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 95th. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 80th in Division 1. Akron is 49th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 268th in the nation.
USC is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 171st in the nation. The Trojans are 88th in the country in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 188th. In terms of pace they are 154th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 149th. As a team they are 174th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 211th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Akron +14 and over 149 total points
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