Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 20 point favorites.
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The Waves come into this game with an overall record of 4-5 and a road record of 0-1. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Trojans have an overall record of 8-0 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 6-1 against the spread.
Lamond Murray comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Waves. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Chris Reyes averages 15.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Elijah Stewart averages 16 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Chimezie Metu averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Pepperdine averages 72.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 171st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 6th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 207th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.9 per game. The Waves allow 78.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 277th and 331st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 138th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 217th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
USC averages 81.4 points per game this year which ranks them 39th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 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 35% which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 41 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 95th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 34th with 11.2 per game. The Trojans allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the nation. The Trojans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in college basketball.
The Waves average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Waves have an offensive rating of 102.9 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Pepperdine turns the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Waves give up 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 83.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17.3 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 112.4 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 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 39% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Trojans give up 66.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 2-6 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 5-3 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 6-1 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 3-4 against the over/under
Pepperdine Waves Injuries
12/07/16 G Kaijae Yee-Stephens Ankle "?"
12/01/16 G Amadi Udenyi Achilles out for season
11/15/16 F Kameron Edwards Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take USC -20
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