Temple vs USC NCAA Basketball Tips 11/22/2019
Game: Temple Owls vs USC Trojans
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: USC -9.5
The Temple Owls travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Friday, November 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 9.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 61.3 per game. USC has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 80.8 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 0-3-0 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 3-2-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 1-3-1 against the over/under
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose averages 16.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Nate Pierre-Louis comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Nick Rakocevic averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Onyeka Okongwu averages 18.2 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 146th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 338th, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest which puts them in 293rd place in the NCAA. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 296th in the nation. Temple averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 205th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 294th in D-1. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 85th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 10.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 232nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 80th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest, and 126th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 219th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. USC is 72nd in the country with 80.8 points per game this year. They are 143rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in the nation. They are 42nd in the country in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 39th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Trojans are 170th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Owls are 206th in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 309th. As a team they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in Division 1. Temple is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 75th in the country in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 104th in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 171st. As a team they are 154th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Temple/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take USC -9.5
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