USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 2/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
The USC Trojans (17-6) are traveling to Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Oregon Ducks (14-10).
The USC Trojans faced off with Washington and notched a win by a score of 80-74 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Trojans ended up walking away with 21 and Washington recorded 23 fouls. They also converted 6 out of their 17 tries from distance. Washington finished 80.0% from the free throw line by making 20 of 25 attempts. Additionally, Washington had 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Washington distributed 12 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In reference to defense, USC allowed the other team to shoot 43.6% from the floor on 24 of 55 shooting. They also dished out 23 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 9 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Trojans knocked down 18 of 21 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. USC walked away from the contest having earned a 44.6% FG percentage (29 out of 65) and made 4 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tre White is a player who was a factor for this contest. He finished 62.5% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and snagged 8 rebounds. He finished with 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting.
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USC steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 17-6 on the season. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a team they commit 17.2 fouls every game. As a team, USC is pulling in 35.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 328 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 147th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Trojans are connecting on 32.5% from downtown (135 of 415) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.3 pts per contest (163rd in the country) while going 45.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Trojans are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They rank 186th in the country in giving up assists with 306 conceded this season. The Trojans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.9% (535 of 1,375) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 33.8% from 3-point land and they are 99th in the country in points per game from their opponents (66.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oregon Ducks got the victory with a final of 75-70 when they faced Arizona State. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Oregon permitted Arizona State to snag 31 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 10 at the charity stripe (80.0%). The Ducks allowed Arizona State to bury 27 of their 61 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for the contest. When all was said and done, the Ducks finished 25 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Oregon knocked down 7 of their 16 attempts (43.8%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.2%. Arizona State had 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Ducks to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Ducks pulled down 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup.
N'Faly Dante ended up being a factor for the Ducks in this matchup. He knocked down 7 of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and tallied 5 rebounds. He accumulated 18 points in his 27 mins on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
Oregon has a record of 14-10 this year. The Ducks are committing 15.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 69.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.3 times per game (183rd in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. Oregon has earned 1,698 pts for the season (70.8 per contest) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Ducks are connecting on 44.9% from the floor, which ranks 164th in the nation.
The Ducks on the defensive side of the court are 107th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 67.2. They have forced 11.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (67th in D-1). The Oregon defense gives up 33.6% on three-point shots (185 of 550) and their opposition knocks down 78.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.8 dimes and 32.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 192nd and 84th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oregon
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