Friday, January 1, 2016
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The USC Trojans travel to Beasley Coliseum to play the Washington State Cougars on Friday, January 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 9-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8. The Cougars have an overall record of 8-4 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 7-4 against the spread.
Katin Reinhardt comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.5 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Josh Hawkinson averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Ike Iroegbu averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
USC averages 83.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 135th with 12.6 per game. The Trojans allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in the Division 1.
Washington State averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 206th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 282nd with 14.5 per game. The Cougars allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in college basketball.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 9-4 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 5-8 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 7-4 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 5-6 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
12/23/15 F Bennie Boatwright Back "?" Friday vs. Washington State
12/23/15 G Julian Jacobs Achilles "?" Friday vs. Washington State
Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take USC
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