Princeton at USC College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Princeton Tigers head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 13 point favorites.
Princeton comes into this game with an overall record of 4-6. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 66.9 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. USC has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Princeton Tigers Betting Trends
The Princeton Tigers are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Princeton Tigers are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-4 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Princeton Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/17 F Bennie Boatwright Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Princeton
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Suspension is out indefinitely
12/08/17 G Derryck Thornton Shoulder is out indefinitely
Myles Stephens averages 14.6 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%. Devin Cannady averages 18.4 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Chimezie Metu scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 69.7 points per contest which is 127th in Division 1. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 289th and 240th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they allow 9.3 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in the nation. Princeton averages 66.9 points per contest this year, which is 313th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 184th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 24th in college basketball. They average 28.6 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 347th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 277th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans give up 70.8 points per game, which ranks them 155th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 81st and 208th in those defensive statistics. They rank 171st with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 168th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year. USC is 93rd in Division 1 with 79.7 points per contest this season. They are 197th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 69th in D-1. They are 12th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 63rd in assists per game with 16.3. The Trojans are 285th in turnovers per contest with 12.2.
The Tigers are 286th in the country in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 217th. They are 347th in college basketball in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 93rd. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Princeton is 135th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 279th in the country.
USC is 312th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 111th in the nation. The Trojans are 93rd in the country in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 137th. In terms of pace they are 163rd in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 194th. As a team they are 201st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 221st in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Princeton +13 and under 148 total points
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