Southern Utah Thunderbirds at USC Trojans ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (5-3) travel to USC to take on the Trojans (5-6). The game will air on Pac-12 Network at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. USC Trojans Betting Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Trojans defeated the Robert Morris Colonials 83-62, while the Thunderbirds beat the West Coast Baptist Eagles 109-63.

Southern Utah played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.9 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. West Coast Baptist was 32.0 and 17.1, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, USC dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.281 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.588. For those same stats, Robert Morris had marks of 0.129 and 0.379, respectively. Nick Rakocevic fueled USC with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Dwayne Morgan, meanwhile had a solid performance for Southern Utah, recording 20 points and six rebounds.

Kevin Porter Jr. has been playing at a high level recently for USC, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

There could be a fair amount of transition offense in this showdown that features a pair of the country’s more fast-breaking teams. USC ranks 23rd in possessions per game (70.3) and Southern Utah is 55th (73.7) since the 2017-18 season.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. USC Trojans ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Usc, ATS Winner – Southern Utah, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • USC ranks 74th in rebounds per game (35.5) while Southern Utah ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.2).
  • The Trojans average 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. The Thunderbirds rank 88th in assists allowed per game (12.5).
  • The Trojans rank 14th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Thunderbirds rank 93rd (3.4).
  • Southern Utah averages 23.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 115th in the NCAA. USC ranks 187th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).