Brown Bears vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brown Bears vs USC Trojans
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Galen Center is where the USC Trojans (2-1) will try to defeat the Brown Bears (1-3) on Sunday.
The Brown Bears played Rhode Island College and walked away with a win by a score of 92-51 in their last contest. Brown ended having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (31 of 67) and knocked down 14 out of their 33 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bears made 16 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and earning 16 steals. In reference to the defense, Brown allowed their opponent to shoot 34.0% from the field on 18 of 53 shooting. Rhode Island College distributed 9 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Rhode Island College pulled down 28 rebounds (3 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Rhode Island College finished shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 14 shots. They made 5 out of their 20 tries from 3-point range. In relation to fouls, the Bears finished with 9 and Rhode Island College racked up 20 fouls.
Nana Owusu-Anane is a player who was a major factor in this game. He notched 16 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 18 minutes and totaled 5 boards. He went 57.1% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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Brown comes into this contest with a mark of 1-3 on the year. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.5 fouls every game. As a team, Brown is pulling down 44.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 55 assists so far this year, which ranks 67th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bears are shooting 31.7% on three-point shots (32 of 101) and 60.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 75.3 points per game (207th in the country) while connecting on 40.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are giving up 34.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 199th in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.5). The Bears defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.8% (97 of 232) and they relinquish 37.5 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 312th in college basketball in allowing assists with 51 conceded this season.
In their last game, the USC Trojans took a loss by a final score of 70-60 when they faced UC Irvine. The Trojans were able to corral 27 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. UC Irvine committed 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Trojans to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to convert 22 of them for a percentage of 84.6%. When it comes to shots from distance, USC made 4 of their 21 attempts (19.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Trojans ended up going 17 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 28.8%. The Trojans allowed UC Irvine to bury 24 of 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.7% in this game. They finished 32.0% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 25 and ended up going 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, USC permitted UC Irvine to get 30 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Isaiah Collier ended up having an impact for the Trojans in this game. He scored 23 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and earned 1 assist in the game. He buried 6 out of 18 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
USC has a record of 2-1 so far this season. The Trojans are responsible for committing 14.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 80.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per game (176th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. USC has scored 227 points this year (75.7 per game) and they pull in 39.3 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Trojans are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which is ranked 187th in the nation.
The USC defense concedes 27.0% on 3-pointers (20 of 74) and their opposition makes 73.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 37.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 271st and 231st in those defensive categories. The Trojans on defense are ranked 130th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.0. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.8% from the floor (52nd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brown
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