USC at Santa Clara College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The USC Trojans travel to Leavey Center to play the Santa Clara Broncos on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 7.5 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Santa Clara has an overall mark of 5-6. They are averaging 70.5 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-6-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Santa Clara Broncos are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/17/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is questionable Tuesday vs Santa Clara
12/17/18 G Kevin Porter Jr Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Santa Clara
Key Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
12/13/18 C Fallou Ndoye Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/19/18 G KJ Feagin Thumb is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Juan Ducasse Knee is out for season
Bennie Boatwright averages 14.3 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Nick Rakocevic comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Josip Vrankic averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Tahj Eaddy averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 91st and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd, and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 275th place in the NCAA. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the nation. USC averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 159th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 33rd in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 105th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 198th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 137th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 16th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per game. Santa Clara is 274th in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 219th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 100th in the nation. They are 204th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 122nd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Broncos are 89th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 208th. They are 38th in college basketball in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 170th. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in D-1. USC is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Santa Clara is 54th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 240th in the country in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 234th in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 182nd. As a team they are 186th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 124th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's USC/Santa Clara college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Santa Clara +7.5
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