USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: USC (-1.5)
Maples Pavilion is the site where and the Stanford Cardinal (10-6) will take on the USC Trojans (13-3) on Tuesday. USC opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 140.
USC enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 13-3 on the season. They are turning it over 12.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, USC is grabbing 41.6 boards per contest and has totaled 228 assists so far this season, which ranks 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Trojans are connecting on 33.9% on shots from downtown (102 of 301) and 65.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.6 points per outing (78th in Division 1) while going 46.6% from the field. Defensively, the Trojans are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.6 fouls. They are 203rd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 195 surrendered so far this season. The Trojans defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 37.4% (364 of 972) and they relinquish 32.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 52nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (64.5).
The USC Trojans took the court against the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 75-62 in their last contest. USC ended the contest with a 44.6% FG percentage (29 of 65) and knocked down 8 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Trojans buried 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 45 with 19 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest in addition to getting 5 steals and 6 blocks. In the matter of the defense, USC allowed 44.6% from the field on 29 of 65 shooting. Oregon State earned 12 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. In addition, the Beavers pulled down 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Oregon State finished the game shooting 90.9% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of 11 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 24 shots from downtown.
Evan Mobley is one player who came through for the contest. He recorded 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 35 mins played and grabbed 13 boards. Mobley went 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Trojans was Isaiah White. He had 5 boards and also earned 2 assists. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor for this contest by going 4-of-7 (11 points). When all was said and done, White saw the court for 24 min.
Stanford has a mark of 10-6 on the year. Stanford has accounted for 1,162 points for the campaign (72.6 per game) and they pull in 36.4 boards per game. The Cardinal are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.9% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Cardinal are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 114th in the nation. They are earning an assist 12.4 times per contest (238th in the nation) and they cough up possession 15.6 times per game. The Cardinal are ranked 150th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 68.9. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (35th in the country). The Stanford defense gives up 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (129 of 384) and opponents are making 73.9% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.9 assists and 33.7 rebounds per game, ranking them 172nd and 112th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Stanford Cardinal walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-75 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Cardinal were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the game. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Sun Devils earned 23 personal fouls for this contest which took the Cardinal to the charity stripe for 34 attempts. They were able to convert 31 of the free throw tries for a clip of 91.2%. In the matter of shots from distance, Stanford buried 2 of 15 tries (13.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cardinal ended up shooting 21 out of 47 from the field which had them at 44.7%. The Cardinal permitted the Sun Devils to bury 29 of their 58 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.0% for the contest. They finished 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 19 and finished the game at 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Stanford allowed Arizona State to collect 21 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jaiden Delaire ended up being a factor for the Cardinal in this matchup. He converted 6 of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 21 points. Delaire totaled 5 rebounds in his 32 mins and earned 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was important for Stanford was Oscar Da Silva. He notched 18 points in his 38 minutes on the court via 6 of 12 from the floor in this matchup. Silva ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also earning 4 assists and 11 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Stanford (+1.5)
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