USC vs TCU NCAA Basketball Tips 12/6/2019
Game: USC Trojans vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU -5.5
The USC Trojans travel to Dickies Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, December 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 5.5 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 59.6, good for a point differential of 13.3.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 4-5-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 2-6-1 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-4-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Nick Rakocevic averages 12.1 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Onyeka Okongwu comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
RJ Nembhard averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Desmond Bane averages 18.7 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 43rd and 283rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 86th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in the nation. USC averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 157th in D-1. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 46th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 59.6 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 63rd with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 329th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game. TCU is 160th in the country with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 169th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 117th in the nation. They are 172nd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Horned Frogs are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 173rd. They are 69th in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 207th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in D-1. USC is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 239th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 110th. They are 282nd in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 101st. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU -5.5
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