Southern Utah at USC College Basketball Parlay 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has USC as 12 point favorites.
Southern Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.9 as they are averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. USC has an overall record of 5-6. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 77.5, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Trends
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 4-2-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 2-3-1 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 6-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Utah Thunderbirds Injuries
12/20/18 F Dwayne Morgan Pneumonia is questionable Friday vs USC
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/20/18 G Kevin Porter Jr Quad is questionable Friday vs Southern Utah
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out indefinitely
Brandon Better averages 11.9 points per contest in 19.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Cameron Oluyitan comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Nick Rakocevic scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunderbirds allow 72.3 points per contest which is 201st in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 81st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 58th place in D-1. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in Division 1. Southern Utah averages 83.1 points per contest, which is 36th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 167th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 165th in the nation. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 32nd and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 193rd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans give up 77.5 points per game, which ranks them 289th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 124th and 186th in those defensive statistics. They rank 293rd with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 321st with 39.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 128th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. USC is 87th in the country with 78.8 points per contest this season. They are 192nd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the country. They are 89th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 98th in assists per game with 15.1. The Trojans are 213th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Thunderbirds are 125th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the country with 76.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 153rd. As a team they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 125th in Division 1. Southern Utah is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 260th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 208th in the country in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 39th in Division 1 with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 211th. As a team they are 222nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Utah +12 and under 152.5 total points
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