Southern Cal Trojans vs. New Mexico Lobos - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (3-0) at Southern Cal Trojans (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The New Mexico Lobos will travel to play the USC Trojans in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The USC Trojans are 2-0 and are coming off of a win against Monmouth by a score of 101-90. Both teams played horrible defense in this game, but USC was able to hold on for the win. Jordan McLaughlin led USC in scoring in this one with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Nikola Jovanovic recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds for USC as well. USC out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-37 and had 14 assists in the victory. USC is averaging 92 points per game while allowing 67.5 points per game. USC is also averaging 48.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is the season leader for USC in scoring with 21 points per game. Nikola Jovanovic is the USC leading rebounder this year with 10 rebounds per game. USC is shooting 70% on free throws, 31.7% on three-pointers, and 49.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The New Mexico Lobos are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Loyola (CHI) by a score of 75-51. New Mexico came out playing great defense and was up 38-19 at the half, which led to an easy victory for the Lobos. Tim Williams led New Mexico with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Obij Aget led New Mexico in rebounding with 8 rebounds in this one. New Mexico out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-25 and had 18 assists in their victory. New Mexico is averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 60.7 points per game. New Mexico is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Elijah Brown is the leading scorer for New Mexico with 17.7 points per game and 3.7 assists per game. Obij Aget is the leading rebounder for New Mexico with 6.7 rebounds per game.
New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. New Mexico is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in New Mexico’s last 4 non-conference games. USC is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. USC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in USC’s last 5 games against the Mountain West.
USC’s defense played very poorly on the defensive end in their last game, which will have to be improved if they want to beat this New Mexico team. New Mexico has been playing good basketball and their defense has been much better than USC’s. I think this will be a close game, so I am taking the points with New Mexico.