Free CBB Hoops Pick: Friars vs Trojans Odds
Looking for Providence Friars vs. USC Trojans free plays? It’s March Madness Time everyone! CBB betting sees the Friars taking on the Trojans on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball tournament matchups all March Madness long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
Providence Friars (23-10) vs. USC Trojans (21-12)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Round 1
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 9:50 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Providence -2
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Providence is a team that relies heavily on forward Ben Bentil and guard Kris Dunn as they contribute almost half of Providence’s points. If you can hold one or both, you can pretty much shut down Providence.
However, they’ll score their fair share of points in this match up as the Trojans play at an extremely fast pace and the Friars will have extra possessions to score.
With that said, Providence doesn’t really do anything special on either end of the court. Providence is pretty much middle of the pack in terms of offense and middle of the pack in terms of defense, as well.
The high flying Trojans of Southern California are back dancing in March. This is Andy Enfeld’s third year and he’s got the Trojans playing his style of basketball.
The Trojans play fast, loose, and put a lot of pressure on opposing teams. The Trojans put up 80 points per game which is 20th in the nation, they hit 45% of their field goals, and the Trojans are 28th in three point percentage.
For as great as the Trojans are on the offensive end, they are better than what you might expect on the defensive end. The Trojans give up tons of points – 74.8 points per game to be exact – but that’s because they play at such a high pace that the opposition gets extra possessions.
The key stat to look at is that the Trojans are 90th in field goal percentage.
Providence isn’t exactly a prolific offensive team and I believe they will struggle against the Trojans.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Providence is 3-5 in last 8 games as the favorite
- USC over is 5-1 in last 6 games
- USC is 3-3 in last 6 games as underdog
- Providence over is 6-4 in the last 10 games
Free Providence Friars vs. USC Trojans CBB Prediction:
I like the Trojans as a potential bracket buster and – as you might expect – so I like them to cover the two points in this game versus the Friars.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: USC +2
It’s an interesting game, we’ll see if Providence will be able to shut down the Trojans enough and if their two headed attack can take over in this one.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: USC 82 – Providence 77
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