Vanderbilt at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 4 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 12-19. They had a point differential of -1.6 as they averaged 72.4 points per game while giving up 74.0 per contest. USC had an overall record of 21-10 last season. They averaged 77.7 points per game and surrendered 71.2, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores were 8-20-1 against the spread last season
The Vanderbilt Commodores were 15-13-0 against the over/under last year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans were 21-15-0 against the spread last season
The USC Trojans were 10-19-2 against the over/under last year
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
11/10/18 F Bennie Boatwright Knee is out Sunday vs Vanderbilt
11/06/18 G Elijah Weaver Ankle is out indefinitely
Joe Toye averaged 5.7 points per game in 18.8 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.8 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 40% for the year while his free throw percentage was 61%. Saben Lee comes into this contest after averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.0 rebounds per game and dished out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage was at 73%.
Bennie Boatwright averaged 13.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 73%. Jonah Mathews averaged 9.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 2.6 rebounds per game and had 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage finished at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores allowed 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 219th in Division 1. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 299th and 310th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.3 rebounds a game which ranked 90th, and they gave up 12.3 assists per contest which put them in 85th place in the nation. They forced 9.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 4th in the country. Vanderbilt averaged 72.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 214th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was -1.6 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 160th in D-1. They averaged 33.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranked them 259th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 270th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans surrendered 71.2 points per contest, which ranked them 147th in the nation. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 211th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 121st with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans were 212th in the NCAA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season. USC was 71st in the country with 77.7 points per game last year. They were 56th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 6.5. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 56th in D-1. They were 206th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 43rd in assists per contest with 15.8. The Trojans were 337th in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Commodores were 101st in the nation last year in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they were 315th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 153rd. As a team they were 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 22nd in Division 1. Vanderbilt was 226th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
USC was 330th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans were 39th in the country in offensive rating with 111.7. In terms of pace they were 225th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 70th. As a team they were 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 203rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take USC -4
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