Utah Utes vs USC Trojans Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Youtube TV
The Utah Utes (12-5) are headed to Galen Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the USC Trojans (11-5).
The Utah Utes took the court against Oregon and ended up losing by a score of 70-60 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Utes ended up walking away with 20 while Oregon accounted for 21 personal fouls. They also made 7 of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc. Oregon finished the contest at 68.0% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 25 shots. Moreover, Oregon grabbed 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Oregon totaled 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. In the matter of defending, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 23 out of 57 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to rebounding, they collected 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Utes converted 17 of 25 attempts for a rate of 68.0%. Utah walked away from the contest with a 35.7% FG percentage (20 of 56) and knocked down 3 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land.
Marco Anthony is a player who was a factor in this game. He racked up 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also pulled down 10 boards. He finished 75.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Utah enters this game with a win-loss record of 12-5 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.1 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is collecting 41.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 253 dimes on the year, which is 62nd in the nation in terms of passing. The Utes are hitting 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (115 of 334) and 70.8% from the free throw line. They average 73.0 points per contest (158th in the nation) while hitting 45.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Utes are able to force 11.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 26.8% on 3-pointers and they are 25th in D-1 in opponents PPG (61.5). The Utes are giving up a shooting percentage of 36.5% (381 of 1,044) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 118th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 191 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the USC Trojans took a loss by a score of 60-58 against UCLA. Regarding how they rebounded, USC allowed UCLA to collect 33 in all (14 on the offensive side). They went 34.6% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 9 of 26 and ended up shooting 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Trojans permitted UCLA to make 20 out of their 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 34.5% for the contest. Overall, the Trojans went 25 for 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.2%. Regarding shooting from distance, USC made 3 of their 16 attempts (18.8%). They were able to convert 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. UCLA had 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Trojans to the charity stripe for a total of 6 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Trojans earned 22 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 26 in this contest.
Reese Dixon-Waters was important for the Trojans for the matchup. He scored 16 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the game. He converted 7 of 7 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
USC has a mark of 11-5 for the campaign. The Trojans have committed 17.0 fouls per contest and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per contest (152nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. USC has 1,143 pts this season (71.4 per game) and they average 35.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Trojans are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 107th in the country.
The USC defense concedes 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (123 of 372) and their opponents are knocking down 72.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.7 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 193rd and 277th in college basketball. The Trojans on the defensive side of the court are 107th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.3. They are able to force 12.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the floor (14th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah
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