USC vs UCLA Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA -1
The USC Trojans head to Pauley Pavilion to take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 1 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. UCLA has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 4-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The UCLA Bruins are 7-6-2 against the over/under this year
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/22/19 F Kenneth Nwuba Redshirt is out for season
Jonah Mathews averages 11.7 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Onyeka Okongwu comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Cody Riley averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 48%. Chris Smith scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 67.8 points per contest which is 152nd in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 40th and 197th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 210th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 158th place in D-1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in Division 1. USC averages 72.5 points per contest, which is 157th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 197th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 31st and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 44th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 170th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 183rd and 324th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 30.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bruins are 110th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest. UCLA is 176th in the country with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 163rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 283rd in the country. They are 55th in the nation in rebounding with 39.3 boards per contest and 172nd in assists per game with 13.5. The Bruins are 178th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 98.8, which is ranked 236th. They are 52nd in college basketball in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 235th. As a unit they are 243rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. USC is 88th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
UCLA is 198th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bruins are 125th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 264th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 227th. As a team they are 212th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 306th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take USC +1 and over 140 total points
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