NCAAB: Friday, December 8th, 10:30 PM ET @ Staples Center
Line & Total: Oklahoma Sooners -3 Over/Under 165
Free NCAAB Pick USC Trojans vs Oklahoma Sooners
The Oklahoma Sooners take on the 25th ranked USC Trojans at the Hall of Fame Classic hosted at the Staples Center in LA. The Staples Center has been a famed venue for countless basketball games since it opened in 1999.
Oklahoma comes into this game being led by freshman Trae Young who also leads the nation in scoring at 28.7 points per game and third in the nation in assists averaging 8.7 per game. Young now gets to face a ranked team on the same court that Kobe Bryant scored 60 points on multiple occasions. Oklahoma beat UTSA on December 4th with a 97-85 scoreline and has built solid momentum going into tonight. They are in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 but have a lot to gain with a win versus USC.
USC started off with four wins before losing their last two games straight. They suffered a bad loss to SMU on December 2nd with a 72-55 scoreline. The Trojans have had trouble lately keeping up their energy and only went 8-22 from the floor in the second half to give up a small lead. They similarly let Texas A&M go on a 19-3 run to end the game after forcing a tie at 43. If the Trojans are to get back to their winning ways they really need Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright to step up and knock down shots. Boatwright is just 6-22 in the two losses combined and unless he can find his groove USC may be in for another rough night.
Cover The Spread 365 Stats:
Oklahoma is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games.
USC is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Free NCAAB Prediction USC Trojans vs Oklahoma Sooners
This game means a lot for both teams as USC has dropped out of the top 10 and Oklahoma is eager to prove themselves as a top contender. USC has lost all momentum but playing so close to home could be a big boost to them as they should gather a big crowd. USC will come out strong and if they can shoot the ball well especially from behind the arc they stand a great chance of winning this game.