USC at Washington Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
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The USC Trojans head to Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to take on the Washington Huskies on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Washington as 8 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Washington has an overall record of 16-4. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 64.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Huskies Betting Trends
The Washington Huskies are 11-8-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Huskies are 8-12-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Washington Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bennie Boatwright comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Nick Rakocevic averages 15.8 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jaylen Nowell scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Noah Dickerson averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
USC averages 77.7 points per contest, which is 79th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 113th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 102nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 268th with 12.3 per game. The Trojans allow 72.4 points per contest, which is 205th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 175th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 318th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 264th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 209th in the nation with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 71st in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 164th in the NCAA. They are 298th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.3 boards per contest and 278th in assists per game with 12.2. The Huskies are 187th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Huskies give up 64.8 points per game, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 98th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 107th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 270th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 152nd. They are 66th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 148th. As a unit they are 189th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in D-1. USC is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Washington is 110th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 124th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 88th. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 160th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC +8
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