Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Stanford (+8)
The Stanford Cardinal (14-11) travel to Galen Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the USC Trojans (19-6). The spread on this game has USC as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 137.
Stanford will take the court with a mark of 14-11 for the year. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.9 fouls every game. As a team, Stanford is grabbing 34.2 boards per game and has tallied 315 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 108th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cardinal are shooting 32.6% on shots from distance (134 of 411) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They average 71.3 pts per game (180th in the nation) while hitting 47.7% from the field. Defensively, the Cardinal are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are conceding 32.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 140th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.0). The Cardinal defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (610 of 1,498) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 260th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 308 surrendered for the year.
The Stanford Cardinal stepped onto the hardwood against the Oregon State Beavers and took a loss by a final of 73-62 in their last game. Stanford ended the contest with a 47.1% FG percentage (24 out of 51) and made 9 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cardinal buried 5 of 7 tries for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected 26 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 9 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In relation to the defense, Stanford let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the field on 26 out of 56 shooting. Oregon State distributed 10 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Oregon State grabbed 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Oregon State finished shooting 76.2% from the free throw line by making 16 of 21 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 13 attempts from three-point range.
Lukas Kisunas is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He walked away with 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 22 mins and also snagged 8 rebounds. Kisunas ended up going 62.5% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Cardinal was Jaiden Delaire. He pulled down 4 rebounds in 33 min played. He finished 50.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (9 points). When the game finished, Delaire finished the game without an assist.
USC has a win-loss mark of 19-6 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Trojans are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 77th in college hoops. USC has accumulated 1,864 pts for the campaign (74.6 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (132nd in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Trojans are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game and they go 65.0% from the free throw line. The Trojans are ranked 52nd in college hoops in PPG given up with 65.0. They have allowed 12.9 dimes and 32.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 173rd and 65th in college basketball. The USC defense surrenders 33.7% on three-point shots (180 of 534) and opponents are making 72.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 11.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.3% from the field (13th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the USC Trojans took a defeat with a final score of 71-61 when they faced the Utah Utes. The Trojans were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest. They also coughed it up 12 times, while getting 11 steals in this contest. The Utes were called for 18 fouls in this game which got the Trojans to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, USC knocked down 2 of 13 tries (15.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Trojans went 22 for 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.3%. The Trojans allowed the Utes to convert 27 of 56 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.2% in this game. They finished the game shooting 60.0% from distance via 9 of 15 and finished the contest at 8 out of 9 from the free throw line (88.9%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, USC permitted Utah to snag 26 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Evan Mobley ended up being a factor for the Trojans for the matchup. He made 2 of 7 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Mobley had 11 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for USC was Isaiah White. He ended up with 1 assist in his 26 mins on the court, and he knocked down 4 out of 9 from the floor. White ended up shooting 44.4% from the field as well as contributing 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Stanford (+8)
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