Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The BYU Cougars travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 5 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They are 3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4. The Trojans have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 5-1 against the spread.
Eric Mika comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Nick Emery averages 16.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for BYU. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Elijah Stewart averages 16 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Chimezie Metu averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
BYU averages 88.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 291st in the country. They average 48 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 14.4 per game. The Cougars allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in Division 1.
USC averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 124th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 198th in the nation. They average 42 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 98th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 43rd with 11.4 per game. The Trojans allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 40th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the nation. The Trojans force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in college basketball.
The Cougars average 86 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 59.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 82.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. BYU turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Cougars give up 72.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 89.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 83.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.4 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 53.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Trojans give up 66.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-2 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 1-4 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 5-1 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 2-4 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
USC Trojans Injuries
12/01/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee injured last game, "?"
Guy's Pick: Take USC -5
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