Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The USC Trojans travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 18-6 and a road record of 3-4. They are 15-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Wildcats have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 16-9 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
Nikola Jovanovic comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ryan Anderson averages 16 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Gabe York averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
USC averages 83.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 32nd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 12.9 per game. The Trojans allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 295th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in the Division 1.
Arizona averages 81.2 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 75th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 218th with 13.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 49th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Trojans average 77.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 110.6 and they assist on 52.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. USC turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Trojans give up 78.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 83.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Wildcats give up 63.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 15-9 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 12-12 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 14-11 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 16-9 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/10/15 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
02/13/16 C Chance Comanche Concussion "?" Sunday vs. USC
02/13/16 G Kadeem Allen Illness "?" Sunday vs. USC
01/28/16 G Elliott Pitts Personal out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take USC
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