Monmouth Hawks vs. USC Trojans - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (5-1) at Monmouth Hawks (3-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks +5 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks and the USC Trojans face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Monmouth Hawks are 3-2 this season and are coming off of a hard fought loss to Dayton where their comeback came up just short. Monmouth is averaging 79.2 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 79.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Justin Robinson leads the Hawks averaging 24.4 points per game. Micah Seaborn is averaging 12.6 points, Collin Stewart is averaging 11 points, and Je’ lon Hornbeak is averaging 7.6 points. Monmouth got the big upset win over Notre Dame but were unable to follow up on it with another upset win.
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The USC Trojans are 5-1 this season and are coming off of a 10-point loss to Xavier. USC is averaging 86.5 points peer game and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 17 points per game. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12 points and 7.7 rebounds, Bennie Boatwright is averaging 11.8 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. USC is already looking to be improved over what we have seen from them in recent years.
Monmouth is 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games. USC is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Monmouth is playing well and I expect them to at the very least keep this close enough to cover if they don't win it outright.