Oregon at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Oregon Ducks head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 5.5 point favorites.
Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. USC has an overall mark of 17-9. They are averaging 79.2 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 11-13 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-10 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-15 against the over/under this year
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
Payton Pritchard averages 14.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Elijah Brown averages 12.8 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Chimezie Metu scores 15.8 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 51% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Bennie Boatwright averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 78.8 points per contest this year, which is 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 72nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 164th in Division 1. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 185th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 213th with 12.6 per game. The Ducks allow 70.2 points per contest, which is 127th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 147th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 66th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 59th in the country with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 55th in Division 1. They are 159th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 39th in assists per game with 16.3. The Trojans are 329th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Trojans give up 72.1 points per game, which ranks them 169th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 200th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 207th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Ducks are 55th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 136th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 57th. As a team they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 66th in Division 1. Oregon is 218th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 61st in the nation.
USC is 330th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 225th in the nation. The Trojans are 38th in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 189th. In terms of pace they are 183rd in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 94th. As a team they are 94th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 203rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oregon +5.5
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