USC vs. Cal - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (11-4) at USC Trojans (8-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and the Cal Golden Bears face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The USC Trojans are 8-6 this season but they have lost their last two games to open their Pac-12 conference schedule. USC is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents shoot 41.1 percent. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.7 points to lead the Trojans. Nikola Javanovic is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 10.3 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 6.9 points. Southern Cal is 5-2 at home this season.
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The California Golden Bears are 11-4 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Cal is averaging 68.9 points ad they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Tyrone Wallace leads the Golden Bears averaging 18.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Jordan Mathews is averaging 13.8 points, David Kravish is averaging 10.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Christian Behrens is averaging 7.2 points. Cal is 2-0 on the road this season.
USC is 18-38-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 17-37-2 against the spread in their last 56 home games, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record. Cal is 2-6-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-2-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-13 against the spread against the Pac-12. The road team is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
This looks to be a ift with Cal laying the light number so I will lay the points.