Texas A&M vs. USC - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (2-0) at Texas A&M Aggies (2-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and Texas A&M Trojans square off Friday night in college basketball action at the Reed Arena.
The USC Trojans look for a quick 3-0 start and a statement road victory after previously beating Montana and Omaha. The USC Trojans are averaging 78.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Elijah Stewart is averaging 20.5 points and two assists while Shaqquan Aaron is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Chimezie Metu is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan McLaughlin is dishing four assists. The USC Trojans are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have lost six straight road games.
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The Texas A&M Trojans also look for a 3-0 start to the season after beating Northwestern State and American. The Texas A&M Trojans are averaging 74 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 48.5 points on 32 percent shooting. Tyler Davis is averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds while DJ Hogg is averaging 9.5 points and 3.5 assists. Admon Gilder is dishing five assists and Robert Williams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Texas A&M Trojans are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Trojans are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Trojans have won six straight home games.
The Trojans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Aggies last 7 home games and the over is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 road games.
Texas A&M is tough to play at home and has been lights out defensively out of the gate despite the lack of comp in its first two games. USC has to prove it can win or even compete on the road, something it hasn't done the last couple of years. With the crowd and the length of Texas A&M, this could be a tough game for the traveling Trojans. I'll take the Aggies to win this thing by double digits.