Utah at USC Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The Utah Utes head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has USC as 6 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. USC has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 13-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Sedrick Barefield comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Timmy Allen averages 11.4 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Bennie Boatwright scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nick Rakocevic averages 16.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.0 points per contest, which is 136th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 66th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 35.7 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 113th with 13.9 per game. The Utes allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 233rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 248th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 76th in the nation with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 90th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 49th in the NCAA. They are 115th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 16.5. The Trojans are 243rd in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Trojans give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 219th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 270th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 313th with 38.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Utes are 57th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.5. In terms of pace they are 289th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 33rd in Division 1. Utah is 72nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 274th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 150th in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 60th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 126th. As a team they are 157th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah +6
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