TCU at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
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The TCU Horned Frogs head to Staples Center to take on the USC Trojans on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has TCU as 2 point favorites.
TCU comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. USC has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 80.5 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-4-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/01/18 G Dylan Arnette Redshirt is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/06/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is upgraded to questionable Friday vs TCU
Desmond Bane comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Alex Robinson averages 12.9 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 9.1 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Nick Rakocevic scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Bennie Boatwright averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU averages 75.6 points per contest, which is 154th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 163rd with 13.7 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 65.0 points per contest, which is 54th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 280th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 72nd in the nation with 80.5 points per contest this season. They are 54th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 33rd in the NCAA. They are 98th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 53rd in assists per game with 16.1. The Trojans are 277th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Trojans give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 188th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 43rd and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 267th with 37.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 60th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Horned Frogs are 137th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 25th. As a team they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 222nd in Division 1. TCU is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 279th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 103rd in the country in offensive rating with 109. In terms of pace they are 72nd in Division 1 with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 62nd. As a team they are 101st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 285th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's TCU/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -2
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