USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 12/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
The Washington Huskies (9-4) are hosting the USC Trojans (10-3) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Friday.
The USC Trojans faced Colorado State and went home with a win by a final score of 73-64 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Trojans walked away with 18 while Colorado State recorded 20 fouls. They also buried 5 of their 27 shots from three-point range. Colorado State finished shooting 82.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 23 attempts. Additionally, Colorado State pulled down 23 boards (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Colorado State dished out 16 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. In the matter of defense, USC allowed the other team to go 37.7% from the field on 20 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 37 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Trojans knocked down 12 of 19 tries for a rate of 63.2%. USC ended the contest with a 53.1% field goal percentage (26 of 49) and buried 9 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land.
Boogie Ellis is a player who was important in this game. He left the arena with 19 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
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USC will take the court with a mark of 10-3 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, USC is collecting 35.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 191 assists this season, which has them ranked 98th in the nation in terms of passing. The Trojans are connecting on 33.3% on 3-pointers (79 of 237) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 71.8 points per outing (189th in D-1) while hitting 46.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Trojans are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 217th in college basketball in giving up assists with 164 surrendered this year. The Trojans defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.0% (297 of 782) and they relinquish 36.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 31.4% from beyond the arc and they are 100th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Huskies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-61 against Auburn. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Auburn to grab 38 in total (10 offensive). They finished 47.1% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 17 and ended up going 10 of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). The Huskies allowed Auburn to knock down 33 of 59 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.9% in this game. When the game finished, the Huskies ended up going 21 for 57 from the field which had them sitting at 36.8%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Washington buried 5 of 20 tries (25.0%). They were able to bury 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. Auburn had 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. The Huskies collected 18 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 23 for this game.
Keion Brooks ended up being a factor for the Huskies for this contest. He converted 6 of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 37.5%, and totaled 5 rebounds. He scored 15 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in this game.
Washington has a record of 9-4 for the year. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which is ranked 191st in the nation. Washington has totaled 916 points this season (70.5 per game) and they pull in 33.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 10.9 times per game (340th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Huskies are responsible for committing 16.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.4% from the free throw line.
The Huskies on defense are ranked 111th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.1. They are forcing 13.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (111th in college basketball). The Washington defense concedes 27.4% on three-point shots (83 of 303) and their opponents are making 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.9 dimes and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which is 276th and 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take USC
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