USC Trojans vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/1/14
Oregon Ducks (18-8) at USC Trojans (10-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +6.5 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The USC Trojans and the Oregon Ducks face off on Saturday at the Galen Center in Pac-12 college basketball.
The USC Trojans have lost nine games in a row and simply haven’t been competitive for the better part of the season. USC is 1-14 in the Pac-12 and 8-7 at home this season but maybe with it being Senior Night they will find something. Byron Wesley leads the Trojans averaging 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Pe’Shon Howard is averaging 10.6 points, J.T. Terrell is averaging 10.4 points, and Omar Oraby is averaging 8.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. USC is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. USC last won on January 22nd and lost by 12 in their earlier meeting with Oregon.
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The Oregon Ducks are making a hard charge winning their last four games to try and claim their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Oregon is 7-8 in the Pac-12 and 6-5 away from home this season. Joseph Young is averaging 18.9 points per game to lead the Ducks. Mie Moser is averaging 13.3 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 12.1 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.5 points. Oregon is averaging 83 points and they are shooting 46.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Wit a 32 RPI and a 35 strength of schedule Oregon should make it into March Madness.
USC is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Oregon is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 15-5-2 against the spread following a win. The road team has covered the point spread in 21 of the last 30 meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total which looks to be too high so it's the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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