Oregon vs. USC - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (9-8) at Oregon Ducks (12-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans face of on Thursday at McArthur Court in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup.
The Oregon Ducks are 12-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Oregon is averaging 77.8 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 18.7 points per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, Elgin Cook is averaging 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Dwayne Benjamin is averaging 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Oregon is 11-2 a home this season.
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The USC Trojans are 9-8 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. USC is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds to lead the Trojans. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.5 points, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 10.3 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 7.9 points. USC is 2-2 on the road this season.
Oregon is 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Pac-12. USC is 9-19 against the spread against the Pac-12, 1-4 against the spread after a double-digit home loss, and 1-4 against the spread in Thursday games. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
Oregon hasn’t played up to their level of talent but look for this to be a spot where they find themselves and cover the spread.