CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners vs USC Trojans
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
The USC Trojans (1-0) will play the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-0) at Galen Center on Thursday.
The CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners faced off with Southern Utah and earned the victory with a final of 73-72 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Roadrunners walked away with 20 while Southern Utah totaled 16 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 26 shots from 3-point range. Southern Utah finished shooting 65.2% at the free throw line by making 15 of 23 tries. On top of that, Southern Utah grabbed 33 rebounds (17 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't have a block. Southern Utah dished out 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. When discussing the defense, CSU Bakersfield allowed the other team to go 34.3% from the floor on 24 of 70 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists for this game as well as creating 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 39 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Roadrunners buried 12 of their 13 tries for a rate of 92.3%. CSU Bakersfield ended having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (28 out of 63) and converted 5 out of their 17 3-point attempts.
Kaleb Higgins is someone who was a major factor for the game. He ended up going 47.8% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the court for 31 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. He finished with 27 points on 11 of 23 shooting.
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CSU Bakersfield will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-0 so far this season. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, CSU Bakersfield is pulling down 42.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 11 assists for the campaign, which is 223rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Roadrunners are shooting 29.4% from downtown (5 of 17) and 92.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.0 pts per game (194th in college basketball) while shooting 44.4% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Roadrunners are forcing 8.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They give up 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 234th in D-1 in opponents points per game (72.0). The Roadrunners defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 34.3% (24 of 70) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 210th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 12 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the USC Trojans went home victorious with a score of 82-69 against Kansas State. In the matter of rebounding, USC allowed Kansas State to grab 39 in total (19 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 24.2% from 3-point land by going 8 of 33 and ended up going 17 of 24 from the charity stripe (70.8%). The Trojans permitted Kansas State to bury 22 of 71 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.0% in the game. When the game finished, the Trojans ended up going 31 for 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, USC buried 5 out of 20 tries (25.0%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a rate of 78.9%. Kansas State had 23 fouls for the game which got the Trojans to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Trojans snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the game.
Boogie Ellis was important for the Trojans for the matchup. He recorded 24 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 assists for the game. He knocked down 7 of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
USC has a mark of 1-0 this season. The Trojans are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per game (101st in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 18.0 times per game. USC has scored 82 pts for the season and they collect 41.0 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Trojans are hitting on 51.7% from the field, which ranks 75th in the nation.
The USC defense gives up 24.2% on 3-pointers (8 of 33) and their opposition knocks down 70.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 14.0 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which is 273rd and 317th in D-1. The Trojans on defense are ranked 203rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.0. They have forced 17.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 31.0% from the floor (65th in Division 1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC
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