California at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The California Golden Bears head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 17.5 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-14. They currently have a point differential of -8.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 79.8 per game. USC has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 79.9 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 7-12 against the spread this season
The California Golden Bears are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 14-8 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 9-12 against the over/under this year
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
01/27/18 G Don Coleman Disciplinary is "?" Sunday vs USC
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
01/27/18 F Bennie Boatwright Foot is "?" Sunday vs California
Don Coleman averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Justice Sueing averages 14.3 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Chimezie Metu scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Bennie Boatwright averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 71.8 points per contest this year, which is 240th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 264th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 315th in Division 1. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 172nd and 341st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 42nd with 15.1 per game. The Golden Bears allow 79.8 points per contest, which is 322nd in the country. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 312th and 344th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 17.1 assists per game which puts them in 341st place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 53rd in the country with 79.9 points per contest this season. They are 84th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 45th in Division 1. They are 153rd in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 37th in assists per game with 16.5. The Trojans are 334th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Trojans give up 71.5 points per game, which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 181st and 238th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 87th with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 207th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Golden Bears are 289th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 323rd. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 318th. As a team they are 312th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 344th in Division 1. California is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 332nd in the nation.
USC is 333rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 212th in the nation. The Trojans are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 155th. In terms of pace they are 195th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 89th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 213th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's California/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take California +17.5
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