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USC Trojans vs. Cal Poly Mustangs - 12/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cal Poly Mustangs (5-3) at USC Trojans (8-2)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Galen Center)

The Line: USC Trojans -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Pac-12 Network

The Cal Poly Mustangs will travel to play the USC Trojans in a non-conference game on Thursday.

The USC Trojans are 8-2 and are coming off of a win against Yale by a score of 68-56. USC never trailed after taking the lead in early in the game and cruised to the win. Bennie Boatwright had 17 points and 3 rebounds for USC. Jordan McLaughlin added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Trojans. USC out rebounded their opponent by a score of 34-28 and had 7 assists in their victory. USC is averaging 80.9 points per game while giving up 69.1 points per game. USC is also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game, while Bennie Boatwright is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for USC. USC is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts. Julian Jacobs missed USC’s last game and is questionable for this game.

USC Trojans vs. Cal Poly Mustangs - 12/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cal Poly Mustangs are 5-4 and are coming off of a loss to Saint Mary’s by a score of 93-63. Cal Poly was overmatched in this game and Saint Mary’s quickly turned it into a blowout. Luke Meikle had 18 points and 6 rebounds for Cal Poly. Brian Bennett added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Mustangs. Cal Poly was out rebounded by a total of 34-22 and had only 5 assists in their defeat. Cal Poly is averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. Cal Poly is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Joel Awich is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game, while David Nwaba is averaging 11.8 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for Cal Poly. Cal Poly is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.

Cal Poly is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Cal Poly is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 4-0 in Cal Poly’s last 4 road games. USC is 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. USC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Big West. The under is 4-0 in USC’s last 4 games overall.

USC has started the season off strong and will look for their 9th win. USC has had success on the offensive end, while playing very strong defense. USC also has a rebounding advantage in this game. Cal Poly should be overmatched once again in this game.

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