Colorado Buffaloes at USC Trojans 1/12/23 – College Basketball Pick & Prediction




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College basketball action is set to take place on 1/12/23 and it will feature Colorado Buffaloes at USC Trojans. The game is set to take place at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. The game starts at 9:00 PM EST and is set to be aired on PAC12.

Colorado comes to this game here with a record of 11-6 on the season. The Buffaloes are not a good road team at all with a 1-3 record. In their last 5 games the Colorado Buffaloes posted a 4-1 record. The last game on the court for Colorado was a 62-42 win over the Oregon State Beavers.

Buffaloes Offense

The offense for Colorado has ended up getting a total of 74.8 points per game while nailing down 45.6% of the shots. Oakland has managed to get a 192 offensive rebounds on the year. Passing for Oakland is not that bad with 14.1 assists per game. J’Vonne Hadley is the leader for the Golden Grizzlies offense with 40 offensive boards on the year. The points leader for the Buffaloes is KJ Simpson who has ended up with a total of 17.9 points per game. Simpson is also the leader when it comes to passing with 3.9 assists per game. From the charity stripe Colorado is 218/331. Behind the three point line Colorado has ended up getting 116/356 shots to fall.

Buffaloes Defense

Defensively the Buffaloes have allowed a total of 66.5 points per game. Colorado has managed to get 4.1 blocks per game while picking up 8.2 steals per game. As a team Colorado has pulled down 466 defensive rebounds. The leader in the rebounding overall for Colorado is J’Vonne Hadley who has 95 defensive boards, but averages a combined rebounding total of 6.3 boards per game. Tristan da Silva has managed to get a total of 1.5 steals per game. The Buffaloes have seen Lawson Lovering get a total of 1 block per game.

The USC Trojans are heading here with n 11-5 record overall and have a 7-1 home record, but in the Pac-12 are 3-2 record. In their last 5 games the Trojans have managed to pick up a 3-2 mark so far. The last game the Trojans took to the court in ended up being a 60-58 loss in a low scoring affair against UCLA.

Trojans Offense

The offense for USC has managed to get a total of 71.4 points per game while shooting at a clip of 46.1% at the time. USC has ended up getting 13.9 assists per game. The offensive rebounding for the Trojans is coming in with a total of 158 boards. The leader for the Trojans in rebounding department offensively is Joshua Morgan with 30 offensive boards. Boogie Ellis has been the leader for USC with 15.7 points per game. The passing leader is Drew Peterson with 5.1 assists per game. The charity stripe for the Trojans has been decent on the year with the results coming in at 219/306. From the three point line the Trojans are 90/285.

Trojans Defense

Defensively USC has been playing decent and has allowed only 66.3 points per game. The Trojans are getting 5.6 blocks and 7.1 steals per game on the year so far. The defense for USC has pulled down 417 rebounds total, but the leader for the Trojans is guard Drew Peterson as well with 91 boards on the defensive glass. The leader for rebounding is Peterson who has ended up getting 6.8 boards per game, but the steal leader is Kobe Johnson with 2.2 steals per game. The blocks leader for the Trojans is Joshua Morgan who has managed to get a total of 2.7 blocks per game.

Colorado Buffaloes at USC Trojans Odds: Buffaloes +3, Trojans -3

Colorado Buffaloes at USC Trojans Moneyline: Buffaloes , Trojans

Over/Under Odds: 141.5

Colorado Buffaloes at USC Trojans Pick: USC Trojans ML, USC Trojans -3, Under 141.5

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A good game is what should be seen here. Granted, the Trojans are playing at the Galen Center and that will definitely help the Trojans out, but it is also a game the Trojans are going to have some problems with. The Buffaloes have played decent on the season so far should match up nicely with the Trojans. The problem is the Trojans have a slightly better offense and I see that make the difference in this game, which allows the Trojans to win this game on the money line, cover the spread, but also for the total to be a toss up here. Still, I do see the defenses playing well enough to keep the game on the under.

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