Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The USC Trojans travel to Haas Pavilion to play the California Golden Bears on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has California as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 19-9 and a road record of 3-6. They are 16-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-14. The Golden Bears have an overall record of 20-8 and a home record of 17-0. They have an over/under record of 13-15 and they are 16-12 against the spread.
Jordan McLaughlin comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Julian Jacobs averages 12.2 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jaylen Brown averages 15.8 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Bears. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Tyrone Wallace averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
USC averages 81.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 34th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 156th with 12.5 per game. The Trojans allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 231st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the Division 1.
California averages 75.3 points per game this year which ranks them 111th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 65th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 179th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Bears rank 143rd with 12.4 per game. The Golden Bears allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 168th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 41st place in the nation. The Golden Bears force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Trojans average 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 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 -8 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 109.8 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. USC turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Trojans give up 79.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Bears score 78.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.6 points per game. The Golden Bears have a rating on offense of 109.7 and 49.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 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 34% of their shots. California turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Golden Bears give up 62.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-12 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 14-14 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 16-12 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 13-15 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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