Washington at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Washington Huskies travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 12.5 point favorites.
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Washington heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 80.5 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. USC has an overall mark of 9-4. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 4-7 against the spread this season
The Washington Huskies are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-5 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
11/24/17 G Michael Carter III Wrist is out indefinitely
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
Noah Dickerson averages 15.4 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jaylen Nowell averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Chimezie Metu averages 18 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 246th and 252nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 336th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in college basketball. Washington averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 74th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 120th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 251st and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 205th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 230th in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 88th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 61st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. USC is 59th in Division 1 with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 100th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the nation. They are 73rd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game and 75th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Trojans are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Huskies are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 233rd. In terms of pace they are 69th in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 97th. As a team they are 84th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in Division 1. Washington is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 264th in the nation.
USC is 308th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 169th in the nation. The Trojans are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 199th. In terms of pace they are 204th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 79th. As a team they are 73rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 176th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Washington/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC -12.5
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