Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 149.5.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 19-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Trojans have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 16-9 against the spread.
Josh Scott comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. George King averages 14.3 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jovanovic averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Colorado averages 76.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 75th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 20th in the country. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 14 per game. The Buffaloes allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the Division 1.
USC averages 83.1 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 62nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 168th with 12.7 per game. The Trojans allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 217th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 297th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 69.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 107.9 and they assist on 54.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.3%. The Buffaloes give up 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 87.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 52.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Trojans give up 69.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 13-10 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 12-11 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-9 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 13-12 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out for season
02/16/16 F Josh Scott Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. USC
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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