Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Washington State Cougars travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has USC as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 0-3. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-7. The Trojans have an overall record of 15-5 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 13-7 against the spread.
Josh Hawkinson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Ike Iroegbu averages 14.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Washington State. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Julian Jacobs averages 12.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Washington State averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 55th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 253rd and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 244th with 13.6 per game. The Cougars allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 264th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 175th and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 112th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 267th in the Division 1.
USC averages 83.7 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 71st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the nation. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 52nd respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 164th with 12.8 per game. The Trojans allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 43rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 50.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Washington State turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.4%.
The Trojans score 87.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 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 19 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.9 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%.
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 8-10 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 11-7 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 13-7 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 11-9 against the over/under
Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
USC Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State
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