Sunday, January 15, 2017
Coors Events Center
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The USC Trojans travel to Coors Events Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 2 point favorites.
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The Trojans come into this game with an overall record of 15-3 and a road record of 3-2. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 10-7 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 5-11 and they are 5-11 against the spread.
Jordan McLaughlin comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Trojans. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Chimezie Metu averages 13.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for USC. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Derrick White averages 16 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Xavier Johnson averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
USC averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 106th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 49th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 11.4 per game. The Trojans allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in Division 1.
Colorado averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 128th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 164th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 184th respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 120th with 12.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 158th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 66th place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in college basketball.
The Trojans average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Trojans have an offensive rating of 110.1 and they assist on 52.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. USC turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Trojans give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buffaloes score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 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 8 points per game. The Buffaloes have a rating on offense of 106.3 and 52.2% 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 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Colorado turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.9%. The Buffaloes give up 68.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 88 points per game in their past 3 contests.
USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 8-9 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 9-8 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-11 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-11 against the over/under
USC Trojans Injuries
12/02/16 F Bennie Boatwright Knee out 6 weeks
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -2
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