Oregon State vs. USC - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (9-9) at Oregon State Beavers (13-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 122 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans face off on Saturday at Gill Coliseum in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup.
The Oregon State Beavers are 13-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Oregon State is averaging 64.4 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.2 percent. Gary Payton II is averaging 12.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game to lead the Beavers. Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 10.8 points, Victor Robbins is averaging 10.3 points, and Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 9.9 points. Oregon State is 11-0 at home and 4-2 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 9-9 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. USC is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds to lead the Trojans. Jordan Mclaughlin is averaging 12.6 points, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 10.6 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 8.3 points. USC is 2-3 on the road and 1-5 in Pac-12 games.
Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 21-5-2 against the spread in their last 28 home games, and 8-0 against the spread in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record. USC is 6-20 against the spread in their last 26 Saturday games and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record. The underdog is 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
Even wih the total set at a very low 122 I like the under and that is my free pick. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.