USC at Colorado NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
CU Events Center
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The USC Trojans travel to CU Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 6.5 point favorites.
USC heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 76.6 points per contest while giving up 73.0 per game. Colorado has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 13-17-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/18/18 G Charles O'Bannon, Jr. Finger is out for season
03/08/19 G Kevin Porter Jr Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Colorado
01/06/19 G Jordan Usher Transferred has left team
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/18/18 F Dallas Walton ACL is out for season
01/26/19 G Namon Wright Foot is out for season
01/16/19 G Deleon Brown Academics is out for season
Nick Rakocevic averages 14.9 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Bennie Boatwright comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
McKinley Wright IV averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Tyler Bey averages 13.2 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 73.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 94th and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 310th, and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 275th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in the nation. USC averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 79th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 24th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 132nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 95th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 126th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Colorado is 116th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 84th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 277th in the nation. They are 87th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 179th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Buffaloes are 147th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 105.8, which is ranked 134th. They are 93rd in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 92nd. As a unit they are 152nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in D-1. USC is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 153rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 111th. They are 143rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 146th. As a unit they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado -6.5
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