Oklahoma at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The Oklahoma Sooners travel to Staples Center to play the USC Trojans on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 1 point favorites.
Oklahoma comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 94.4 points per game while giving up 79.7 per contest. USC has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 6-1 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 3-3 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/07/17 G De'Anthony Melton Suspension is "?" Friday vs Oklahoma
Christian James averages 11.9 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Trae Young averages 28.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Chimezie Metu averages 16 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sooners allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 299th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 307th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 268th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 247th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in college basketball. Oklahoma averages 94.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 187th in D-1. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 170th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 94th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 88th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 286th with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 240th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. USC is 174th in Division 1 with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 292nd in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 117th in the nation. They are 50th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 214th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Trojans are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Sooners are 24th in the nation in offensive rating with 117, and their defensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 161st. In terms of pace they are 7th in the country with 80.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 93rd in Division 1. Oklahoma is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 136th in the nation.
USC is 309th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 74th in the nation. The Trojans are 215th in the country in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 91.9 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 148th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 272nd. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -1
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