Stanford vs USC Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: USC -1.5
The Stanford Cardinal head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has USC as 1.5 point favorites.
Stanford heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.1 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 58.4 per game. USC has an overall record of 14-3. They are averaging 72.6 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 13-4-0 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 9-8-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 5-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/05/19 F Kodye Pugh Knee is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
Oscar Da Silva comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Tyrell Terry averages 15.8 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Onyeka Okongwu scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Jonah Mathews averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford averages 72.4 points per contest, which is 151st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 245th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 80th with 14.6 per game. The Cardinal allow 58.4 points per contest, which is 7th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 77th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 328th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 145th in the nation with 72.6 points per contest this season. They are 156th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 130th in the NCAA. They are 29th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 60th in assists per game with 15.0. The Trojans are 49th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Trojans give up 67.5 points per game, which ranks them 141st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 36th and 173rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Trojans are 145th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 103.7, which is ranked 134th. They are 193rd in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in D-1. Stanford is 44th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 83rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 217th in the country in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 61st in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 203rd. As a team they are 216th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 303rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Stanford/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford +1.5
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