Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 17 point favorites.
The Beavers come into this game with an overall record of 4-20 and a road record of 0-9. They are 8-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Trojans have an overall record of 20-4 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
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Drew Eubanks comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Beavers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 16.9 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Oregon State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Chimezie Metu averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Elijah Stewart averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Oregon State averages 63.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 332nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 225th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 224th in the country. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 288th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 341st with 16 per game. The Beavers allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 183rd place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in Division 1.
USC averages 78.9 points per game this year which ranks them 50th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 128th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 69th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 26th with 11.2 per game. The Trojans allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 168th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 221st place in the nation. The Trojans force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in college basketball.
The Beavers average 61.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 95.1 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 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. Oregon State turns the ball over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.2%. The Beavers give up 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 80.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 84 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.5 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110.3 and 55.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. USC turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.7%. The Trojans give up 69.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 8-14 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-11 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-11 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 11-12 against the over/under
Oregon State Beavers Injuries
12/16/16 C Cheikh N'diaye Shoulder out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Keondre Dew Suspension out indefinitely
01/07/17 F Tres Tinkle Wrist out indefinitely
USC Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take USC -17
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