Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The UCLA Bruins head to Galen Center to take on the USC Trojans on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 6 point favorites.
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The Bruins come into this game with an overall record of 19-2 and a road record of 4-1. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Trojans have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
Bryce Alford comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bruins. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. TJ Leaf averages 16.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for UCLA. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
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Jordan McLaughlin averages 14.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Elijah Stewart averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
UCLA averages 93 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 2nd in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 37th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 52nd with 11.9 per game. The Bruins allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in Division 1.
USC averages 78.1 points per game this year which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 137th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 104th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 97th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 28th with 11.3 per game. The Trojans allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 177th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 201st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 167th place in the nation. The Trojans force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in college basketball.
The Bruins average 87.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Bruins have an offensive rating of 122.6 and they assist on 65.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 62%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 64% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. UCLA turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.8%. The Bruins give up 78.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.8 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 110 and 54.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.6 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 13.8 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 32.8%. The Trojans give up 68.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 12-9 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 12-7 against the over/under
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 9-11 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 10-10 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Injuries
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/05/17 F Alex Olesinski Foot out for season
01/05/17 G Prince Ali Knee out for season
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. UCLA
Tony's Pick: Take USC +6
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