USC at Vanderbilt College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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The USC Trojans head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 2 point favorites.
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USC comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 26.0 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 53.5 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 2-1. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 1-1 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 0-2 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-2 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-2 against the over/under this year
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/18/17 G De'Anthony Melton Suspension is "?" Sunday vs. Vanderbilt
11/18/17 F Nick Rakocevic Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Vanderbilt
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bennie Boatwright averages 20.5 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Chimezie Metu averages 16 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Jeff Roberson scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Riley LaChance averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
USC averages 79.5 points per contest this year, which is 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 26.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 229th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 165th in Division 1. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 259th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 185th with 13.5 per game. The Trojans allow 53.5 points per contest, which is 9th in the country. They also surrender a 32% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd, and they allow 7.5 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in college basketball. They force 20.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 258th in the country with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 235th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 262nd in Division 1. They are 218th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 249th in assists per game with 12.3. The Commodores are 128th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Commodores give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 105th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 154th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 139th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Trojans are 3rd in the country in defensive rating with 67.7, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 228th. They are 33rd in college basketball in pace with 78.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 245th. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 273rd in D-1. USC is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 37%, which is 9th in the country.
Vanderbilt is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 128th in Division 1. The Commodores are 147th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.2, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 220th. They are 276th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 227th. As a unit they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -2
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