Stanford at USC College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 7.5 point favorites.
Stanford heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 73.0 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. USC has an overall mark of 8-6. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-5-3 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 6-8-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
01/05/19 G Daejon Davis Ankle is questionable Sunday vs USC
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out indefinitely
01/05/19 G Kevin Porter Jr Thigh is questionable Sunday vs Stanford
Kezie Okpala comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Daejon Davis averages 11.8 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Bennie Boatwright averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nick Rakocevic averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 73.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 210th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 230th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 237th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 171st and 270th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 15.5 per game. The Cardinal allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 227th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 271st and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 31st place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 67th in the country with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 111th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 68th in the nation. They are 119th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 38th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Trojans are 257th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Trojans surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 229th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 289th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 174th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 269th. They are 95th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 221st. As a unit they are 233rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 159th in D-1. Stanford is 51st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 295th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 151st in the country in offensive rating with 105.9. In terms of pace they are 62nd in Division 1 with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 139th. As a team they are 173rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC -7.5
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