Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The Cardinal come into this game with an overall record of 8-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Trojans have an overall record of 14-1 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Reid Travis comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinal. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Dorian Pickens averages 13.2 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Stanford. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Elijah Stewart averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Jordan McLaughlin averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Stanford averages 68.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 261st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 300th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 226th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.5 per game. The Cardinal allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 196th and 297th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in Division 1.
USC averages 80.9 points per game this year which ranks them 36th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 108th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 94th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 20th with 10.9 per game. The Trojans allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 100th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 192nd place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in college basketball.
The Cardinal average 64.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 98.6 and they assist on 56.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Stanford turns the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Cardinal give up 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 89.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 84.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 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 112.5 and 53.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.3 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.7%. The Trojans give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-8 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 6-7 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 7-7 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-7 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
12/31/16 F Michael Humphrey Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
USC Trojans Injuries
12/30/16 G Jordan McLaughlin Eye probable Friday vs. Oregon
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take USC
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