Vermont Catamounts vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vermont Catamounts vs USC Trojans
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Hulu Live TV
The USC Trojans (1-1) will try to beat the Vermont Catamounts (1-2) at Galen Center on Tuesday.
The Vermont Catamounts faced CSU Fullerton and took a loss by a final of 94-85 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Catamounts finished with 34 while CSU Fullerton accounted for 23 fouls. They also converted 10 of their 20 attempts from three-point range. CSU Fullerton walked away from this one shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by converting 28 of 42 shots. On top of that, CSU Fullerton snagged 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. CSU Fullerton doled out 16 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. When it comes to defense, Vermont allowed the other team to go 46.7% from the field on 28 out of 60 shooting. They also dished out 18 assists for this contest while creating 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 31 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Catamounts made 16 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 64.0%. Vermont walked away from the game having earned a 42.0% FG percentage (29 out of 69) and knocked down 11 out of their 35 shots from 3-point land.
Dylan Penn is a player who came through in this game. He accounted for 27 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. He went 52.9% from the floor and distributed 4 assists.
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Vermont steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-2 for the season. They have an average of 72.7 points per outing (214th in the country) while shooting 45.6% from the field. The Catamounts are connecting on 35.5% on shots from downtown (27 of 76) and 71.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Vermont is pulling down 29.0 boards per contest and has tallied 41 dimes on the year, which ranks 70th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.3 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Catamounts are forcing their opponents into 10.7 turnovers every game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are 306th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 38 surrendered this year. The Catamounts defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.8% (80 of 171) and they surrender 36.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 43.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 321st in D-1 in PPG allowed (79.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the USC Trojans walked away with a victory by a final of 96-58 when they played Alabama State. Regarding cleaning the glass, USC permitted Alabama State to pull down 32 in total (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 5 out of 20 and ended up shooting 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). The Trojans permitted Alabama State to bury 22 out of their 66 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 33.3% for this game. When all was said and done, the Trojans ended up going 36 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.4%. With respect to shooting from downtown, USC buried 11 of 23 tries (47.8%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 61.9%. Alabama State committed 19 fouls in this game which took the Trojans to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 11 steals in this contest. The Trojans collected 30 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this contest.
Drew Peterson ended up being a major contributor for the Trojans for this game. He converted 7 out of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and had 6 rebounds. He tallied 21 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and added 6 assists for the game.
USC has a win-loss record of 1-1 on the year. The Trojans are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per game and they go 64.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.5 times per contest (47th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.0 times per contest. USC has 157 points on the season (78.5 per game) and they grab 39.5 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Trojans are shooting 48.7% from the field, which ranks them 96th in college basketball.
The USC defense surrenders 27.7% on 3-point attempts (13 of 47) and opponents are converting on 69.2% of their foul shots. They relinquish 10.5 dimes and 41.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 134th and 333rd in college basketball. The Trojans on the defensive end are ranked 154th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 66.0. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.4% from the field (51st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC
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