UC Davis at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The UC Davis Aggies head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has USC as 13 point favorites.
UC Davis heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-9. They currently have a point differential of -7.8 as they are averaging 61.3 points per contest while giving up 69.1 per game. USC has an overall record of 6-6. They are averaging 79.8 points per game and surrendering 75.2, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable UC Davis Aggies Betting Trends
The UC Davis Aggies are 3-8-0 against the spread this season
The UC Davis Aggies are 3-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-7-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key UC Davis Aggies Injuries
12/27/18 F A.J. John Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Friday vs Loyola Marymount
12/27/18 G Stefan Gonzalez Undisclosed missed last game, is questionable Friday vs Loyola Marymount
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/21/18 G Kevin Porter Jr Quad is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Southern Utah
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out indefinitely
TJ Shorts II comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Siler Schneider averages 10.1 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nick Rakocevic scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Bennie Boatwright averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
UC Davis averages 61.3 points per contest, which is 342nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 313th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 30.6 boards per contest and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 335th and 309th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 67th with 15.2 per game. The Aggies allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 122nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 281st and 157th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 68th in the nation with 79.8 points per contest this season. They are 154th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 84th in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 61st in assists per game with 15.8. The Trojans are 198th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Trojans give up 75.2 points per game, which ranks them 254th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 103rd and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 264th with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 308th with 38.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 185th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Aggies have an offensive rating of 89.6, which is ranked 336th. They are 301st in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 303rd. As a unit they are 307th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 84th in D-1. UC Davis is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 183rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 34th in Division 1 with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 179th. As a team they are 199th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 311th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UC Davis/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UC Davis +13
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