Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Beavers come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 3-6. They are 14-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-10. The Trojans have an overall record of 19-10 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 15-14 and they are 16-13 against the spread.
Gary Payton comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Beavers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Tres Tinkle averages 13.1 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Oregon State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.8 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Julian Jacobs averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Oregon State averages 71.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 163rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 249th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 11.5 per game. The Beavers allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 201st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 220th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in the Division 1.
USC averages 81.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 73rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 28th in the nation. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 33rd and 64th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 154th with 12.5 per game. The Trojans allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 38th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
The Beavers average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Oregon State turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Beavers give up 72.5 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 85.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -17.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.2 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 108.9 and 51.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 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 32% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Trojans give up 70.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 14-12 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 16-10 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-13 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 15-14 against the over/under
Oregon State Beavers Injuries
11/18/15 G Kendal Manuel Leg out indefinitely
02/20/16 F Daniel Gomis Leg out indefinitely
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
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