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Portland at USC 11/8/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game USC Trojans vs Portland Pilots
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Galen Center Los Angeles, CA
Latest odds
USC -21 Total 143.5
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The Portland Pilots visit Galen Center in Los Angeles, California on Friday to play the USC Trojans. The Pilots (1-0) opened their regular season with a rout of Willamette by 50 points 85-36. Malcolm Porter and Jacob Tyron scored 13 points apiece as the Pilots ran off with lopsided victory that allowed all the players on Portland to see action. Portland led at the half 49-16.

USC (1-0) opened its regular season on Tuesday with a 77-48 victory over FAMU. The Trojans were led by Onyeka Okungwu who scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked eight shots in his debut as a collegiate player. The Trojans led by just one point 24-23 at the half, but outscored the Rattlers in the second half by 28 points 53-25.

Malcolm Porter and Jacob Tyron lead the Pilots in scoring with an average of 13.0 points per game. Tahirou Diabate is the leader in rebounds with an average of 7.0 per game, while Chase Adams leads in assists with an average of 7.0. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring for Portland.

USC is led in scoring by freshman Onyeka Okongwu with an average of 20.0 points per game. The freshman is also leading the Trojans in rebounds with an average of 13.0 per game, while Ethan Anderson is the leader in assists with an average of 7.0 per game. Isaiah Mobley is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.0 per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Pilots last 5 on the road
  • USC is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 on Friday
  • The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Trojans last 4 versus West Coast Conference opponents
Free Pick:
Portland Pilots +21

USC will win this at home, but Portland is improved from last season and will keep it close enough to cover. The Pilots have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 on the road, 5 of the last 6 on the road versus an opponent with a winning record at home and in 5 of the last 6 at the road against an opponent with a winning record at home of above .600. Final Score Prediction, USC Trojans win but fall short ATS 79-74.

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