Oregon vs. USC - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (15-3) at Oregon Ducks (14-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks are 14-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Colorado that ended a three game winning streak. Oregon is averaging 75.6 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Dillon Brooks leads the Ducks averaging 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Tyler Dorsey is averaging 14.2 points, Elgin Cook is averaging 12.6 points, and Chris Boucher is averaging 11.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Oregon is 3-2 in in Pac-12 play and 11-0 at home.
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The USC Trojans are 15-3 this season and they have won five of their last six games. USC is averaging 84.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads Southern Cal averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.7 assists, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.3 points, and Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. USC is one of the biggest surprises this season and they are coming off of a monster win at UCLA.
Oregon is 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 9-4 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 17-8 against the spread in their last 25 games. USC is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 4-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 games. The underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This looks like a good one but this is a ton of points so I will take the points with USC in a game that could go either way.