No. 24 Southern California @ Saint Joseph’s
Current Records: Southern California 4-0; Saint Joseph’s 2-2
What to Know
The #24 Southern California Trojans will take on the Saint Joseph’s Hawks at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Anaheim Convention Center. USC should still be riding high after a big win, while Saint Joseph’s will be looking to get back in the win column.
The Trojans can’t say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They took their contest against the Dixie St. Trailblazers on Monday by a conclusive 98-71 score. USC’s success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Boogie Ellis led the charge as he had 19 points in addition to five rebounds.
Meanwhile, Saint Joseph’s received a tough blow on Saturday as they fell 87-75 to the Monmouth Hawks. A silver lining for Saint Joseph’s was the play of guard Jordan Hall, who dropped a double-double on 24 points and ten boards along with five assists.
The Trojans are the favorite in this one, with an expected 17-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
USC’s victory brought them up to 4-0 while Saint Joseph’s’ loss pulled them down to 2-2. A couple stats to keep an eye on: USC enters the game with only 9.3 turnovers per game on average, good for 12th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Saint Joseph’s is stumbling into the matchup with the 13th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.5 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Saint Joseph’s.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Anaheim Convention Center — Anaheim, California
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Trojans are a big 17-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Trojans as an 18-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.