Nevada Wolf Pack (7-0) at USC Trojans (5-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 1, 2018, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: USC Trojans +7.5 -- Over/Under: 162
The Nevada Wolf Pack and USC Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Galen Center.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look for another victory to build on their impressive 7-0 record. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 90.1 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Caleb Martin is averaging 21 points and 2.7 assists while Jordan Caroline is averaging 17.7 points and 9.9 rebounds. Jazz Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Martin is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Nevada Wolf Pack are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nevada Wolf Pack are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Nevada Wolf Pack have won five of their last six road games.
The USC Trojans look for a statement victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The USC Trojans are averaging 83.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Bennie Boatwright is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 assists while Nick Rakocevic is averaging 14.6 points and 11.7 rebounds. Kevin Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jonah Mathews is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won four of their last five home games.
The Wolf Pack are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trojans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The under is 18-7-1 in Trojans last 26 overall. The under is 5-2 in Wolf Pack last 7 overall.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are living up to the expectations of being a national title contender, but this won't be an easy road game. The USC Trojans have the offensive firepower to keep up with Nevada and is used to the fast pace, score in the high 80s type of contest. In fact, USC is top-50 in points per game and top-25 in three point percentage. While Nevada is more than just explosive offense, you have to think USC will be fairly comfortable in this game. I'll take the points with the Trojans.