USC vs Washington State NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/2/2020
Game: USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State +2
The USC Trojans travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 2 point favorites.
USC comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Washington State has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 6-7-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 4-8-1 against the over/under
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/30/19 F Onyeka Okongwu Ankle missed last game, is questionable
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/30/19 F Marvin Cannon Undisclosed is questionable
12/30/19 G Jaylen Shead Hip is questionable
11/08/19 G Ryan Rapp Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Onyeka Okongwu comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Nick Rakocevic averages 12.5 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
CJ Elleby averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Isaac Bonton averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
USC averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 105th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 92nd with 14.7 per game. The Trojans allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 250th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 179th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State is 156th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 307th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 314th in the nation. They are 86th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 295th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Cougars are 337th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Cougars surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 84th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest and 246th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 302nd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 161st. They are 53rd in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 159th. As a unit they are 171st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in D-1. USC is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Washington State is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 175th in the country in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 307th. As a team they are 301st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's USC/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State +2
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