Oregon at USC Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/21/2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The Oregon Ducks travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 2.5 point favorites.
Oregon comes into this game with an overall record of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 70.4 points per game while giving up 64.5 per contest. USC has an overall record of 14-12. They are averaging 77.2 points per game and surrendering 73.0, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-14-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
02/20/19 F Louis King Hand is questionable Thursday vs USC
01/05/19 F Abu Kigab Transferred has left team
01/04/19 C Bol Bol Foot is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out for season
01/06/19 G Jordan Usher Transferred has left team
Payton Pritchard comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Paul White averages 10.5 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 18.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Nick Rakocevic averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 70.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 251st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 245th and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.2 per game. The Ducks allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 70th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 99th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 70th in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 97th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the nation. They are 117th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Trojans are 265th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Trojans surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 222nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 88th and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 257th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 312th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 198th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Ducks have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 153rd. They are 315th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 167th. As a unit they are 153rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 141st in D-1. Oregon is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 143rd in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 68th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 115th. As a team they are 152nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 284th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -2.5
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