USC Trojans vs. Idaho Vandals - 12/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (5-3) at USC Trojans (6-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Idaho Vandals will travel to play the Southern California Trojans in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Southern California Trojans are 6-2 and are coming off of a win against UC Santa Barbara by a score of 75-63. This was a tight game at halftime, but USC was able to pull away in the second half. Elijah Stewart led USC with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Julian Jacobs added 12 points and 10 rebounds for USC. USC out rebounded their opponent by a total of 46-32 and had 16 assists in their victory. USC is averaging 83.4 points per game while giving up 72.5 points per game. USC is also averaging 44.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 14 points per game and 3.8 assists per game for USC. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for USC. USC is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Idaho Vandals are 5-4 and are coming off of a loss to Arkansas-Little Rock by a score of 64-54. Idaho led at halftime but was unable to hold on for the victory as they were out played in the second half. Victor Sanders led Idaho with 24 points and 3 rebounds. Idaho out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-25 and had 7 assists in their defeat. Idaho is averaging 64 points per game while giving up 64.5 points per game. Idaho is also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Victor Sanders is averaging 14.3 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for Idaho. Perrion Callandret is averaging 13.9 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for Idaho. Idaho is shooting 68.7% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
Idaho is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Idaho is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 6-0 in Idaho’s last 6 games overall. USC is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games. USC is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big Sky. The under is 6-0 in USC’s last 6 games against the Big Sky.
USC has started this season playing fairly well, but I am not sure about them winning by more than 20 points in this game. Idaho hasn’t played terrible this season and is a pretty good defensive team. USC does have a rebounding advantage in this game, but I am taking Idaho to keep it somewhat close.