Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The Utah Utes travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 20-7 and a road record of 4-5. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Trojans have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 15-0. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 16-10 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.8 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jordan McLaughlin averages 13.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jovanovic averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Utah averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 99th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 114th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 114th with 12.1 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 108th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 85th and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in the Division 1.
USC averages 82.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 60th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 28th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 55th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 158th with 12.7 per game. The Trojans allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 209th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 295th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the nation. The Trojans force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in college basketball.
The Utes average 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17 per contest. The Utes have an offensive rating of 113.9 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Utes give up 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 86.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 52% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.7 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 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Trojans give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 11-13 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 15-10 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 16-10 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 13-13 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
USC Trojans Injuries
02/11/16 F Darion Clark Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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