Friday, December 30, 2016
Matthew Knight Arena
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The USC Trojans travel to Matthew Knight Arena to play the Oregon Ducks on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oregon as 7 point favorites.
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The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 14-0 and a road record of 3-0. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6. The Ducks have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 6-7 and they are 5-8 against the spread.
Elijah Stewart comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 14.7 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Chris Boucher averages 14.1 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the Ducks. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Tyler Dorsey averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
USC averages 82.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 33rd and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.5 per game. The Trojans allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 117th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 146th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Oregon averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 68th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 66th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 49th respectively. In the turnover department the Ducks rank 220th with 14.2 per game. The Ducks allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the nation. The Ducks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in college basketball.
The Trojans average 79.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 115 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. USC turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.6%. The Trojans give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Ducks score 84.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.4 points per game. The Ducks have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 58.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.9 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 35% of their shots. Oregon turns it over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.8%. The Ducks give up 65.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 7-6 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-6 against the over/under
Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 5-8 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 6-7 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Oregon Ducks Injuries
11/15/16 F M.J. Cage Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oregon -7
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