USC vs. Utah State - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (3-3) at USC Trojans (5-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The USC Trojans and the Utah State Aggies face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The USC Trojans are 5-3 this season winning their last three games and four of their last five. Southern Cal is averaging 64.1 points and they are shooting 40.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 assists. Katin Reinhardt is averaging 9.6 points, Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 9.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, and Darion Clark is averaging 8.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. USC has played the 117th ranked schedule and so far they have exceeded the modest expectations for the Trojans.
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The Utah State Aggies are 3-3 this season losing their last three games in a row. Utah State is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Jalen Moore leads the Aggies averaging 14.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Chris Smith is averaging 13.2 points, Darius Perkins is averaging 12.8 points, and David Colette is averaging 12.2 points. Utah State has played the 22nd ranked schedule in the nation and they are 1-2 on the road.
USC is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 16-35-2 against the spread in their last 35 home games, and 105 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record. Utah State is 5-15-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 19-8-1 against the spread in their last 28 non-conference games, and 0-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.
We are getting good value here on USC as they continue to exceed expectations and get another win here.