USC Trojans vs. Yale Bulldogs - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (5-4) at USC Trojans (7-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -7.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Yale Bulldogs will travel to play the Southern California Trojans in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The USC Trojans are 7-2 and are coming off of a win against Idaho by a score of 74-55. This game was tied at halftime, but USC had a huge second half to win by double digits. Bennie Boatwright has 17 points and 5 rebounds for USC. Katin Reinhardt added 17 points and 2 assists for USC. USC was out rebounded by a total of 39-27 and had 17 assists in their victory. USC is averaging 82.3 points per game while giving up 70.6 points per game. USC is also averaging 42.7 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for USC. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.2 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game. USC is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 38% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Yale Bulldogs are 5-4 and are coming off of a loss to Illinois by a score of 69-65. Yale trailed by 8 points at halftime and their comeback attempt fell short. Justin Sears led Yale with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Brandon Sherrod has 6 points and 14 rebounds for Yale. Yale out rebounded their opponent by a total of 48-25 and had 14 assists in their defeat. Yale is averaging 72 points per game while giving up 67 points per game. Yale is also averaging 42.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Makai Mason is averaging 16.6 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Yale. Justin Sears is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. Yale is shooting 67.8% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
Yale is 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. Yale is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Yale’s last 5 road games. USC is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. USC is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. The under is 5-1 in USC’s last 6 games overall.
USC has started this season very strong and will look to continue their success against a Yale team that has struggled to start the season. These two teams have similar stats, but I believe USC is the better team. I am picking USC in this game.