Nevada Wolf Pack at USC Trojans Free Prediction

Victor TrejosArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

Expect a high-scoring game when the fifth-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack (7-0) challenge the USC Trojans (5-2) at Galen Center. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. USC Trojans ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Trojans defeated the Long Beach State 49ers 75-65, while the Wolf Pack beat the Loyola Chicago Ramblers 79-65.

Nevada dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.164 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 10.7). Loyola Chicago had marks of 0.100 and 15.9, respectively, for those same stats. The Trojans, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.219 vs. 0.143) and held the 49ers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.393 (below their season average of 0.463). Nick Rakocevic led the way for USC, contributing 19 points and 12 rebounds. Cody Martin, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Nevada with 20 points and seven assists.

It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the nation’s premier offenses clash. USC ranks 38th with 113.2 points per 100 possessions and Nevada is sixth (118.7) since last season. Also, the Wolf Pack, who rank 28th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.285), will face a difficult test against the Trojans, who rank 35th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.190).

Nevada vs. USC Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Nevada ranks 25th in assists per game (16.2) while USC ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Wolf Pack are fifth in the NCAA with 4.4 steals allowed per game while the Trojans are 41st with 5.3 steals allowed per game.
  • The Wolf Pack rank 69th in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while the Trojans rank 237th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
  • USC ranks 173rd in rebounds per game (35.4) while Nevada ranks 214th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).