USC vs Colorado Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/20/2020
Game: USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado -2.5
The USC Trojans travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 2.5 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. Colorado has an overall record of 20-6. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-10-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 8-17-1 against the over/under
Important Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
02/19/20 F Isaiah Mobley Ankle injured last game, is probable Thursday vs Colorado
02/19/20 F Onyeka Okongwu Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Colorado
02/15/20 G Kyle Sturdivant Personal is out indefinitely
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
02/19/20 G D'Shawn Schwartz Facial injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs USC
Jonah Mathews averages 12.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Onyeka Okongwu comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Tyler Bey averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 75%. McKinley Wright IV averages 13.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 186th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 134th place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the nation. USC averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 154th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 82nd in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 33rd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buffaloes surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buffaloes are 200th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Colorado is 149th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 163rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the nation. They are 87th in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 117th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Buffaloes are 156th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 210th. They are 112th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 217th. As a unit they are 213th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. USC is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 112th. They are 242nd in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 117th. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Colorado college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -2.5
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