USC vs. North Dakota State - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (0-1) at USC Trojans (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota St Bison and USC Trojans meet Monday in college basketball action at the Galen Center.
The North Dakota St Bison look for a bounce back victory after losing to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 66 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Paul Miller is averaging 18 points and six assists while A.J. Jacobson is averaging 10 points and two rebounds. Deng Geu is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Ward is dishing four assists. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 54.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The USC Trojans look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating CS Fullerton on Friday. The USC Trojans are averaging 84 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 42 points on 23.3 percent shooting. Chimezie Metu is averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds while Bennie Boatwright is averaging 13 points and two assists. Jordan McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Derryck Thornton is grabbing four rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 10.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won six of their last seven home games.
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The North Dakota St Bison were downright smoked in their opener in a game where they were only 2.5 point underdogs. That doesn't provide much confidence heading into the Galen Center against a USC Trojans squad that can shoot you out of the gym. USC scored 84 points in its opener and didn't even shoot well, which is kind of scary. While it's just one game, I feel more confident in USC blowing the doors off than I do in North Dakota State keeping things close.