USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena is where the Oregon Ducks (17-10) will attempt to defeat the USC Trojans (23-4) on Saturday.
The USC Trojans faced off with Washington State and went home with a win by a final score of 62-60 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Trojans ended up finishing with 14 and Washington State finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They also buried 15 of 31 shots from distance. Washington State finished shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 10 attempts. In addition, Washington State collected 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Washington State totaled 11 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Regarding defense, USC allowed the other team to shoot 31.7% from the field on 20 out of 63 shooting. They also recorded 8 assists for this game as well as creating 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Trojans buried 19 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 76.0%. USC finished the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (18 of 45) and converted 7 of their 13 three-point shots.
Boogie Ellis is one player who played a role for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 36 minutes and also pulled down 2 boards. He was able to score 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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USC will take the court with a record of 23-4 this season. They currently have an average of 72.9 pts per contest (139th in college basketball) while connecting on 45.7% from the floor. The Trojans are shooting 35.4% on shots from downtown (181 of 512) and 65.7% from the free throw line. As a team, USC is pulling down 40.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 401 assists this year, which is 77th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Trojans are forcing 10.4 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 32.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 35th in college basketball in opponents points per game (63.7). The Trojans defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 37.5% (619 of 1,651) and they concede 34.2 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 103rd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 310 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oregon Ducks went home defeated by a final of 84-81 when they played Arizona. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon permitted Arizona to collect 32 in all (6 offensive). They finished 47.8% from distance by hitting 11 out of 23 and ended up going 11 out of 19 at the charity stripe (57.9%). The Ducks allowed Arizona to bury 31 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.4% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Ducks ended up going 31 for 68 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.6%. In the matter of three-point shots, Oregon converted 9 of 26 tries (34.6%). They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Arizona was called for 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Ducks to the free throw line for 11 tries. They coughed it up 10 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. The Ducks were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 32 in the matchup.
Will Richardson was important for the Ducks in the matchup. He made 7 out of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for the contest.
Oregon has a win-loss record of 17-10 on the year. The Ducks are committing 16.6 fouls every game and they connect on 67.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per contest (263rd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. Oregon has totaled 1,956 points on the campaign (72.4 per game) and they pull in 34.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Ducks are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 91st in the nation.
The Ducks defensively are ranked 152nd in the nation in points given up per game with 68.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (195th in D-1). The Oregon defense gives up 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (187 of 583) and their opposition knocks down 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 12.4 dimes and 34.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 160th and 175th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon
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