Oregon State Beavers vs. USC Trojans - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (15-4) at Oregon State Beavers (11-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
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The USC Trojans will travel to play the Oregon State Beavers in a Pac-12 conference game on Sunday.
The Oregon State Beavers are 11-6 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to UCLA by a score of 82-73. Oregon State has lost 3 games in a row, after starting conference play 2-1. Oregon State’s two conference wins were against Oregon and Cal. Oregon State is averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Oregon State is also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Gary Payton II is averaging 17.2 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 5.2 assists per game for Oregon State. Tres Tinkle is averaging 11.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Beavers. Oregon State is shooting 67% on free throws, 38% on three-pointers, and 44% on all field goal attempts.
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The USC Trojans are 15-4 (4-2) and are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 89-81. USC has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Pac-12 standings. USC has very good wins against Arizona and @UCLA, and conference losses against Washington and Oregon. USC is averaging 84.4 points per game while giving up 72.7 points per game. USC is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.9 points per game and 5 assists per game for USC. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.8 points per game, 5.7 assists per game, and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 67.4% on free throws, 40.2% on three-pointers, and 46.6% on all field goal attempts.
USC is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. USC is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games. The over is 4-0 in USC’s last 4 road games. Oregon State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Oregon State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 6-1 in Oregon State’s last 7 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
USC has impressed me this season and has one of the better offenses in the country. Oregon State plays tight defensively, but isn’t as good on offense as USC is. USC had a tough matchup in their last game, but they played well to stay in the game. Oregon State isn’t as good as Oregon, and I look for USC to get the win here.