Western Kentucky at USC College Basketball Parlay 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 4 point favorites.
Western Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. USC has an overall record of 24-11. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 21-12 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 21-14 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-19 against the over/under this year
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
03/13/18 F Chimezie Metu Rest is out indefinitely
02/16/18 F Bennie Boatwright Knee is out for season
Darius Thompson averages 14.1 points per contest in 36 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Justin Johnson averages 15.4 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Elijah Stewart scores 11.5 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hilltoppers allow 69.9 points per contest which is 107th in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 217th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 196th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Western Kentucky averages 78.4 points per contest this year, which is 64th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 163rd in college basketball. They average 35.7 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 278th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 142nd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 175th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 212th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 121st with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 213th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year. USC is 71st in Division 1 with 77.8 points per contest this season. They are 59th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 57th in D-1. They are 196th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 48th in assists per game with 15.7. The Trojans are 333rd in turnovers per contest with 10.7.
The Hilltoppers are 89th in the country in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 39th. They are 166th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 53rd. As a unit they are 49th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. Western Kentucky is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 114th in the country.
USC is 328th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 196th in the nation. The Trojans are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 152nd. In terms of pace they are 228th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 71st. As a team they are 84th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Western Kentucky +4 and over 149 total points
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