Colorado at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has USC as 9.5 point favorites.
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Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 74.4 per game. USC has an overall mark of 11-6. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 73.4, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 10-7 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/02/17 F Tory Miller-Stewart Foot is out for season
11/05/17 F Evan Battey Academics is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out indefinitely
McKinley Wright IV averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. George King averages 13 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Chimezie Metu averages 17.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bennie Boatwright averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 170th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 250th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 268th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 15.0 per game. The Buffaloes allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 119th and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 83rd place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 49th in the country with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 68th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in college basketball. They are 123rd in the nation in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Trojans are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Trojans surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 242nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 205th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 78th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 126th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Buffaloes are 214th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 176th. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 190th. As a team they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Colorado is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 112th in the nation.
USC is 324th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 232nd in the nation. The Trojans are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 200th. In terms of pace they are 171st in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 76th. As a team they are 82nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -9.5
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