Utah vs USC Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Utah Utes vs USC Trojans
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: USC -7.5
The Utah Utes travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 7.5 point favorites.
Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. USC has an overall record of 16-4. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-8-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-12-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
Timmy Allen comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Rylan Jones averages 11.1 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Onyeka Okongwu averages 17.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jonah Mathews averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 179th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.3 per game. The Utes allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 234th and 295th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 269th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 115th in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 135th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 81st in the nation. They are 29th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 41st in assists per contest with 15.3. The Trojans are 48th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Trojans surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 158th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 156th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 161st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Utes are 66th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 176th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 69th. As a team they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Utah is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 85th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 179th in the country in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 181st. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 299th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take USC -7.5
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