Arizona at USC College Basketball Game Picks 1/24/2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has USC as 1 point favorites.
Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. USC has an overall record of 10-8. They are averaging 78.0 points per game and surrendering 73.5, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-8-1 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out for season
01/13/19 G Kevin Porter Jr Suspension is out indefinitely
01/06/19 G Jordan Usher Transferred has left team
Brandon Randolph comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Chase Jeter averages 12.6 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Bennie Boatwright scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Nick Rakocevic averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 74.1 points per contest, which is 168th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 173rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 160th in the nation. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.0 points per contest, which is 50th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 39th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 72nd in the nation with 78.0 points per contest this season. They are 107th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 80th in the NCAA. They are 125th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 16.6. The Trojans are 272nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Trojans give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 231st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 134th and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 277th with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 298th with 37.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 208th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 132nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 221st in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 185th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. Arizona is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 150th in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 75th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 147th. As a team they are 185th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona +1
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