Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The USC Trojans travel to Maples Pavilion to play the Stanford Cardinal on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 3-5. They are 16-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Cardinal have an overall record of 13-12 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Jordan McLaughlin comes into this contest averaging 13.4 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Julian Jacobs averages 12.6 points per game in 30.9 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%.
Rosco Allen averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinal. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Dorian Pickens averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
USC averages 82.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 160th with 12.6 per game. The Trojans allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 289th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 188th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the Division 1.
Stanford averages 68.7 points per game this year which ranks them 264th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 277th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per contest which ranks them 251st and 295th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinal rank 100th with 11.9 per game. The Cardinal allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 230th and 256th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the nation. The Cardinal force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in college basketball.
The Trojans average 77.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 110.2 and they assist on 51.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. 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 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Trojans give up 79.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinal score 71.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Cardinal have a rating on offense of 101.9 and 49.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Stanford turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Cardinal give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-11 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 13-14 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 9-13 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 10-13 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/10/15 G Robert Cartwright Forearm out for season
02/23/16 F Reid Travis Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take USC
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