Thursday, January 12, 2017
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The USC Trojans travel to Jon M. Huntsman Center to play the Utah Utes on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 15-2 and a road record of 3-1. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-8. The Utes have an overall record of 11-4 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
Jordan McLaughlin comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Elijah Stewart averages 13.9 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Lorenzo Bonam averages 12.4 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kyle Kuzma averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
USC averages 79.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 112th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 11.4 per game. The Trojans allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 211th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 185th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in Division 1.
Utah averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 217th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 111th and 67th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 260th with 14.5 per game. The Utes allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 118th and 276th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the nation. The Utes force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in college basketball.
The Trojans average 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 111.1 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. USC turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Trojans give up 73.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 83.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 110.7 and 52.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Utes give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-8 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 8-8 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 6-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 7-6 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Utah Utes Injuries
12/16/16 G Tim Coleman Personal expected to transfer
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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