The USC Trojans (3-0) look to remain unbeaten when they meet the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-1) at Lawlor Events Center. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
USC Trojans at Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Prediction
In the Trojans’ last game, they thoroughly outplayed the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 84-66. The Trojans had a much better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 21.2) and had a much better free throw rate (0.309 vs. 0.200). USC received a boost from Nick Rakocevic, who was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting.
The Wolf Pack were victorious over the UT Arlington Mavericks in their last contest, 80-73. Nevada had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.552 vs. 0.430). UT Arlington, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.6 vs. 18.3). Jalen Harris was the game’s high scorer with 24 points on 6-for-18 shooting from the field.
The Wolf Pack won the only game against the Trojans last season, 73-61. The Wolf Pack had a better free throw rate (0.150 vs. 0.067) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (17.1 vs. 11.4).
There’s a decent chance that USC struggles to create turnovers. Dating back to last season, Nevada ranks eighth in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.8 percent), while USC has forced the 186th-most turnovers (18.8 percent).
USC vs. Nevada Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – USC
Nevada averages 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 73rd in the country. USC ranks 268th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
The Wolf Pack rank 60th in three pointers attempted per game (25.3) while the Trojans rank 229th in three pointers allowed per game (23.7).
Nevada ranks 64th in assists per game (14.8) while USC ranks 229th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
The Wolf Pack rank sixth in steals allowed per game (4.6) while the Trojans rank 131st (6.1).
Nevada ranks 18th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while USC ranks 74th (2.9).