Last Updated: 2017-11-22
The and 21.5-point favorite 10th-ranked USC Trojans (3-0) look to remain unbeaten when they square off with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3-1) at Galen Center. The game can be seen on Pac-12 Network at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. USC Trojans Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Trojans defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 93-89, while the Mountain Hawks easily got past the Eastern University Eagles 95-70.
Lehigh dominated every facet of the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.266 (above their season average of 0.208) and a turnover percentage of 15.2 (worse than their season average of 10.9). Eastern University put up marks of 0.121 and 22.8, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, USC’s 7.5 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Vanderbilt, who had a rate of 18.8. USC received a boost from Jordan McLaughlin, who had 35 points. Kyle Leufroy played a pivotal role for Lehigh with 12 points and six rebounds.
Lehigh could struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, USC ranks 16th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 15.8 percent), while Lehigh has forced the 167th-most turnovers (19.2 percent).
The Mountain Hawks have had a respectable 23-13 straight up (SU) record since last season, but are just 1-3 against the spread (ATS). Games including Lehigh have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total since last season (75.0 percent).
The Trojans, on the other hand, are 27-9 SU and 21-17 ATS since last season. It’s tough to find a trend for games involving USC over that same period in regards to the projected point total as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. USC Trojans Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – USC, ATS Winner – Lehigh, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
USC ranks 11th in blocks per game (5.4) while Lehigh ranks 187th (2.9).
The Trojans rank 166th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Mountain Hawks rank 232nd (34.6).
USC averages 6.8 steals per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. Lehigh ranks 129th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
The Mountain Hawks rank 94th in assists per game (14.7) while the Trojans rank 233rd in assists allowed per game (14.1).
Lehigh ranks 115th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while USC ranks 248th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).