USC Trojans vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/18/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Footprint Center is the location where the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4) will attempt to defeat the USC Trojans (11-0) on Saturday.
The USC Trojans faced off with UC Irvine and earned the victory with a final of 66-61 in their last contest. USC wrapped up the game with a 40.7% FG percentage (24 out of 59) and made 3 of 13 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Trojans knocked down 15 of 24 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 42 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of defense, USC allowed their opponent to shoot 37.5% from the field on 24 out of 64 shooting. UC Irvine distributed 8 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Additionally, UC Irvine had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. UC Irvine ended up going 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 14 tries. They converted 4 of 17 tries from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Trojans ended up walking away with 12 while UC Irvine racked up 21 fouls.
Isaiah Mobley is a player who was important for the matchup. He finished with 22 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and also grabbed 12 rebounds. He finished the contest at 56.3% from the field and distributed 2 assists.
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USC will play this game with a record of 11-0 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 10.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 14.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, USC is pulling in 42.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 179 dimes so far this season, which is 30th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Trojans are connecting on 34.0% on three-point attempts (68 of 200) and 58.2% from the charity stripe. They average 76.7 points per contest (89th in the nation) while connecting on 48.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Trojans are forcing 10.3 turnovers every game and they draw 16.1 fouls. They are ranked 118th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 116 surrendered this season. The Trojans defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 35.4% (248 of 700) and they surrender 35.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 27.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 51st in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (61.4).
The last time they took the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took a defeat with a final score of 69-53 when they played LSU. The Yellow Jackets snagged 19 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the game. They also turned it over 21 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. LSU committed 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 55.6%. When talking about shots from downtown, Georgia Tech knocked down 3 of their 15 attempts (20.0%). Overall, the Yellow Jackets ended up shooting 20 for 48 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Yellow Jackets allowed LSU to bury 24 out of their 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.3% for this game. They finished 15.8% from 3-point land by going 3 out of 19 and finished the contest at 18 of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounding, Georgia Tech permitted LSU to grab 37 in all (13 offensive).
Jordan Usher ended up being a factor for the Yellow Jackets for the contest. He made 5 out of 9 for this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. He tallied 15 points in his 36 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes for this game.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 5-4 for the campaign. The Yellow Jackets commit 17.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 66.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.1 times per game (134th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per game. Georgia Tech has accounted for 636 points this year (70.7 per game) and they snag 35.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 47.5% from the field, which is 54th in Division 1.
The Georgia Tech defense gives up 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc (60 of 198) and their opposition makes 67.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 14.3 dimes and 32.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 304th and 99th in D-1. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 189th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 68.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.1% from the floor (225th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take USC
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