Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-2 and a road record of 3-0. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Trojans have an overall record of 16-3 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Dusan Ristic averages 12.2 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Arizona. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Chimezie Metu averages 14.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Arizona averages 75.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 108th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 27th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 87th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in Division 1.
USC averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 51st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 47th and 117th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 27th with 11.2 per game. The Trojans allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 152nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.3 and they assist on 54.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%. The Wildcats give up 62.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110.1 and 52.5% 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 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Trojans give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-7 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 9-8 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 9-9 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 9-9 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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