Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/1/14
USC Trojans (10-11) at Oregon Ducks (14-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans face off on Saturday in Pac-12 college basketball.
It has been tough going for the Oregon Ducks since Pac-12 play started as they have gone 2-6 in conference play and are in 10th place in the standings. Oregon is 9-3 at home and have played the 43rd ranked schedule in the national but they are reeling. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 17.9 points per game. Mike Moser is averaging 13 points and 7.4 rebounds, Jason Calliste is averaging 12.1 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10.7 points. As a team Oregon is averaging 85.1 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Oregon is struggling and aren’t looking like a NCAA Tournament team.
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The USC Trojans are in last place in the Pac-12 losing seven of their eight conference games. USC is 2-8 on the road this season and they have played the 40th ranked schedule in the nation. Byron Wesley is the Trojans leading scorer averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Pe’Shon Howard is averaging 10.4 points, J.T. Terrell is averaging 10 points, and Omar Oraby is averaging 9.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. USC is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. USC has found few answers this season though they have been competitive of late.
Oregon is 5-15-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-8-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. USC is 8-20-2 against the spread in their last 30 road games, 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 2-10 against the spread against the Pac-12. The road team has covered the point spread in 20 of the last 29 meetings of these two.
Oregon has been horrible of late and USC has been bad all season but this is just too many points for a game that should be close.
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