Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The California Golden Bears travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
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The Golden Bears come into this game with an overall record of 10-5 and a road record of 0-1. They are 6-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Trojans have an overall record of 15-1 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 8-7 against the spread.
Charlie Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Bears. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Ivan Rabb averages 15.3 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for California. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Elijah Stewart averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
California averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 210th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 213th in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 121st with 12.8 per game. The Golden Bears allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in Division 1.
USC averages 80.3 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 113th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 137th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 100th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 35th with 11.4 per game. The Trojans allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 95th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in college basketball.
The Golden Bears average 63.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 102.5 and they assist on 52% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. California turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Golden Bears give up 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 82.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.2 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 111.4 and 53.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Trojans give up 66.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 6-9 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 7-8 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-7 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-8 against the over/under
California Golden Bears Injuries
01/05/17 C Kameron Rooks Knee "?"
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take USC
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