USC at Oregon College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Matthew Knight Arena
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The USC Trojans travel to Matthew Knight Arena to play the Oregon Ducks on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oregon as 2 point favorites.
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USC heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 81.1 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Oregon has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 81.4 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-7 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bennie Boatwright averages 15.4 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Chimezie Metu averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Elijah Brown averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 96%. Payton Pritchard averages 15 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 181st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 214th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball. USC averages 81.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 49th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 37th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 158th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 50th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Ducks are 143rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Oregon is 41st in Division 1 with 81.4 points per game this year. They are 87th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in the nation. They are 105th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game and 75th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Ducks are 201st in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Trojans are 167th in the country in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 40th. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 80th. As a unit they are 86th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in D-1. USC is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 223rd in the country.
Oregon is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Ducks are 114th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 52nd. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 72nd. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Oregon college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oregon -2
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