Utah at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
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The Utah Utes head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 6 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. USC has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 80.9 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 11-7 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
01/13/18 F Donnie Tillman Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs USC
01/13/18 F Jayce Johnson Virus is "?" Sunday vs USC
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
David Collette averages 13.9 points per contest while playing 23.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Justin Bibbins averages 13.4 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chimezie Metu scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Bennie Boatwright averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.4 points per contest this year, which is 152nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 134th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 132nd in Division 1. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 260th with 12.5 per game. The Utes allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 129th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 35th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 55th in the country with 80.9 points per contest this season. They are 75th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 52nd in Division 1. They are 127th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per contest and 51st in assists per game with 16.2. The Trojans are 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Trojans give up 72.5 points per game, which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 168th and 266th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 90th with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 185th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Utes are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 153rd. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 85th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in Division 1. Utah is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 83rd in the nation.
USC is 321st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 210th in the nation. The Trojans are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 173rd. In terms of pace they are 170th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 81st. As a team they are 87th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 226th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +6
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