Both teams look to remain undefeated as the USC Trojans (5-0) challenge the Temple Owls (3-0) at Galen Center. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019, and will air on Pac-12 Network.
Temple Owls vs. USC Trojans Free Prediction
The Owls come in on a high note after beating the La Salle Explorers in their last game, 70-65. The Owls had a much better free throw rate (0.375 vs. 0.063) and had a better turnover percentage (17.9 vs. 20.2). Temple was led by Nate Pierre-Louis, who was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
The last time the Trojans took the floor, they beat the Pepperdine Waves, 91-84. USC was effective at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The Trojans made 28 of their 34 free throws (82.4 percent), while the Waves were 15-18 (83.3 percent). Onyeka Okongwu was USC’s leading scorer with 33 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field.
Temple Owls vs. USC Trojans Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Temple
USC ranks 108th in rebounds per game (36.8) while Temple ranks 276th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).
The Owls rank ninth in steals per game (8.9) while the Trojans rank 143rd (6.4).
USC averages 16.4 assists per game, which ranks 18th in the nation. Temple ranks 146th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
The Trojans rank 111th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Owls rank 236th (2.4).
Temple averages 22.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 144th in the NCAA. USC ranks 249th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).