Nevada at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 6.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 21.1 as they are averaging 90.1 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. USC has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 83.3 points per contest and giving up 71.6, which is a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 5-1-0 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-3-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/30/18 G Kevin Porter Jr Quad is questionable Saturday vs Nevada
11/19/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out 2-3 weeks
Caleb Martin comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Jordan Caroline averages 17.7 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Nick Rakocevic averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada averages 90.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 21.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 63rd in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 51st and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 8.6 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 92nd and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 195th place in Division 1. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 45th in the country with 83.3 points per game this year. They are 38th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 89th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 42nd in assists per contest with 16.9. The Trojans are 255th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Trojans surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 180th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 271st with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 65th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 126.2, which is ranked 2nd. They are 161st in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 19th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in D-1. Nevada is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 259th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 71st in Division 1 with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 44th. As a team they are 68th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 286th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC +6.5
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