USC at Oregon State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The USC Trojans head to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 2.5 point favorites.
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USC comes into this game with an overall record of 14-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 80.8 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. Oregon State has an overall mark of 11-7. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 13-7 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 9-10 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
12/02/17 G Jaquori McLaughlin Left Team is out for season
11/05/17 C Cheikh N'diaye Shoulder is out indefinitely
Chimezie Metu averages 16.7 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Bennie Boatwright averages 15.4 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tres Tinkle scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
USC averages 80.8 points per contest this year, which is 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 82nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 41st in Division 1. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 11.4 per game. The Trojans allow 72.1 points per contest, which is 179th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 269th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 231st place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 189th in the country with 73.7 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 260th in Division 1. They are 153rd in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 110th in assists per game with 14.9. The Beavers are 161st in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Beavers give up 68.4 points per game, which ranks them 83rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 83rd and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 70th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Beavers are 135th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Trojans are 167th in the country in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 38th. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 88th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in D-1. USC is 329th 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 230th in the country.
Oregon State is 143rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 88th in the nation. The Beavers are 110th in the country in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 138th. In terms of pace they are 274th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 150th. As a team they are 127th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 285th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's USC/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -2.5
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