Washington State at USC College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Washington State Cougars head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 14.5 point favorites.
Washington State heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 77.0 points per contest while giving up 74.6 per game. USC has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 81.5 points per game and surrendering 74.1, good for a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-6 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/30/17 F Drick Bernstine Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs USC
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out indefinitely
12/08/17 G Derryck Thornton Shoulder is out indefinitely
Malachi Flynn averages 15.2 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Robert Franks averages 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 17.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Chimezie Metu scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 74.6 points per contest which is 237th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 123rd and 117th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 299th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 195th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the nation. Washington State averages 77.0 points per contest this year, which is 132nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 165th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 45th in college basketball. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 184th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 225th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans give up 74.1 points per game, which ranks them 225th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 201st and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 74th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 84th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year. USC is 62nd in Division 1 with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 97th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 48th in D-1. They are 114th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 66th in assists per game with 16.1. The Trojans are 311th in turnovers per contest with 11.7.
The Cougars are 254th in the country in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 134th. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 52nd. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in D-1. Washington State is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 144th in the country.
USC is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 231st in the nation. The Trojans are 51st in the country in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 231st. In terms of pace they are 202nd in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 84th. As a team they are 77th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 183rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington State +14.5 and over 151 total points
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