USC Trojans vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Prediction, 11/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Alico Arena in Fort Myers, FL
The USC Trojans (2-0) are en route to Alico Arena on Tuesday where they will meet the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (1-1).
The USC Trojans played Temple and went home with a win by a final score of 76-71 in their last contest. USC finished the contest with a 47.4% FG percentage (27 of 57) and buried 4 out of their 12 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Trojans made 18 of 27 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to defense, USC allowed the other team to shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. Temple distributed 13 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Temple grabbed 41 rebounds (16 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Temple finished the contest at 53.6% from the free throw line by making 15 of 28 attempts. They made 8 of their 22 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Trojans ended up finishing with 22 while Temple recorded 24 personal fouls.
Chevez Goodwin is one player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up going 80.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 33 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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USC comes into this game with a win-loss record of 2-0 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game and as a group are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, USC is snagging 39.5 boards per game and has totaled 35 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 94th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Trojans are hitting 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (10 of 32) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82.5 points per contest (104th in the nation) while hitting 52.1% from the field.
On defense, the Trojans are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They are 106th in D-1 in giving up assists with 20 conceded for the campaign. The Trojans are giving up a FG percentage of 35.5% (43 of 121) and they surrender 34.5 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 30.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 79th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (60.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles took a loss by a final score of 89-77 when they played Loyola. In regard to cleaning the glass, Florida Gulf Coast permitted Loyola to grab 37 in total (13 offensive). They finished 38.1% from distance by connecting on 8 of 21 and finished the contest at 15 of 25 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Eagles permitted Loyola to knock down 33 of their 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.2% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Eagles ended up shooting 25 for 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Florida Gulf Coast made 16 of 34 attempts (47.1%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 55.0%. Loyola earned 19 fouls for the contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 20 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Eagles collected 23 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this game.
Tavian Dunn-Martin ended up being important for the Eagles in the game. He scored 34 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 5 dimes in this contest. He made 11 out of 20 in this game for a rate of 55.0%, and earned 2 rebounds.
Florida Gulf Coast has a mark of 1-1 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Eagles are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which is 126th in the nation. Florida Gulf Coast has scored 171 points for the season (85.5 per contest) and they snag 43.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 19.5 times per contest (34th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game. The Eagles have committed 19.5 fouls per game and they go 57.1% from the charity stripe.
The Eagles on defense are ranked 233rd in the nation in points given up per game with 73.0. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (249th in college basketball). The Florida Gulf Coast defense allows 30.4% on 3-point attempts (14 of 46) and opponents are connecting on 55.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 15.5 dimes and 34.5 boards per game, ranking them 309th and 168th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida Gulf Coast
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