Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The UCLA Bruins travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 2-3. They are 8-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-8. The Trojans have an overall record of 17-5 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Isaac Hamilton averages 16.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Nikola Jovanovic averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
UCLA averages 80.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 95th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 12.7 per game. The Bruins allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 276th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 104th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 221st and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 245th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in the Division 1.
USC averages 84.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 61st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 50th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 171st with 12.8 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 34th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in college basketball.
The Bruins average 77.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 109 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.8%. The Bruins give up 82.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 87.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.6 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 111 and 52.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.2 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 56% 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 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.4%. The Trojans give up 70.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 8-14 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 14-8 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 14-8 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 12-10 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
USC Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA
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