Oregon at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Oregon Ducks head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the USC Trojans on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 5.5 point favorites.
Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 71.1 per game. USC has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 77.7 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 14-16 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 20-12 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-19 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
03/08/18 G Derryck Thornton Respiratory is "?" Friday vs Oregon
02/16/18 F Bennie Boatwright Knee is out for season
Payton Pritchard averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Elijah Brown averages 13.7 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Chimezie Metu scores 16.1 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 77.9 points per contest this year, which is 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 138th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 150th in Division 1. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 170th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 275th with 11.8 per game. The Ducks allow 71.1 points per contest, which is 144th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 200th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 37th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 75th in the country with 77.7 points per contest this season. They are 74th 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 61st in Division 1. They are 198th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 48th in assists per game with 15.8. The Trojans are 339th in turnovers per contest with 10.4. The Trojans give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 126th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 178th and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 115th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 197th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Ducks are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 138th. In terms of pace they are 208th in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 97th. As a team they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 70th in Division 1. Oregon is 294th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 125th in the nation.
USC is 340th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 205th in the nation. The Trojans are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 160th. In terms of pace they are 229th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 84th. As a team they are 92nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 214th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oregon +5.5
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