USC Trojans vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 11/25/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (2-2) will take on the USC Trojans (4-0) at Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday.
The USC Trojans played Dixie State and walked away with a win by a score of 98-71 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Trojans ended up finishing with 19 and Dixie State totaled 13 personal fouls. They knocked down 6 of 24 attempts from distance. Dixie State went 77.3% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 22 shots. On top of that, Dixie State pulled down 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Dixie State dished out 16 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. In terms of defense, USC allowed 31.6% from the field on 24 of 76 shooting. They also recorded 21 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 49 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Trojans buried 10 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 52.6%. USC wrapped up the game having earned a 52.8% field goal percentage (38 out of 72) and knocked down 12 of their 32 3-point shots.
Boogie Ellis is someone who came through for the contest. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. He played 25 mins played and also totaled 5 boards. He accounted for 19 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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USC will take the court with a record of 4-0 on the year. They are giving up possession 9.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, USC is grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 78 dimes for the year, which ranks 98th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Trojans are connecting on 35.8% on 3-pointers (29 of 81) and 62.2% from the charity stripe. They average 85.3 pts per contest (35th in Division 1) on 51.6% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Trojans have forced 11.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.0 fouls. They are giving up 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 93rd in the country in points per game allowed (63.0). The Trojans are giving up a shooting percentage of 34.6% (89 of 257) and they relinquish 36.0 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 103rd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 50 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the Saint Joseph's Hawks went home defeated by a final of 87-75 against Monmouth. The Hawks were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. Monmouth was called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a clip of 72.0%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Saint Joseph's converted 13 of 37 tries (35.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks finished the game shooting 22 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.1%. The Hawks permitted Monmouth to make 30 out of their 62 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 48.4% in this matchup. They finished 53.3% from beyond the arc via 8 out of 15 and finished the game at 19 out of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Saint Joseph's permitted Monmouth to collect 43 in total (10 offensive).
Jordan Hall ended up being important for the Hawks in this game. He racked up 24 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists for the matchup. He buried 7 out of 15 for the game for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 10 rebounds.
Saint Joseph's has a mark of 2-2 for the year. The Hawks have committed 17.3 fouls per game and they hit 68.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.5 times per game (130th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. Saint Joseph's has totaled 299 points for the season (74.8 per contest) and they collect 38.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are shooting 43.3% from the field, which is 217th in the nation.
The Hawks on defense are ranked 260th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 73.0. They are forcing 10.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (201st in D-1). The Saint Joseph's defense surrenders 48.2% on three-point shots (27 of 56) and opponents are converting on 80.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 11.0 dimes and 35.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 111th and 209th in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's
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