USC vs. Colorado - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (19-7) at USC Trojans (18-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -8.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and the Colorado Buffaloes face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The USC Trojans are 18-7 this season and they have lost their last two games. USC is averaging 83.1 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 12.7 points per game. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists, and Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.2 points. USC is 14-0 at home and 7-5 in the Pac-12.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 19-7 this season and they have won their last two games. Colorado is averaging Colorado is averaging 76.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Josh Scott leads the Buffaloes averaging 16.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. George King is averaging 14.3 points, Josh Fortune is averaging 10.2 points, and Dominique Collier is averaging 8.4 points. Colorado is 4-4 on the road and 8-5 in the Pac-12.
USC is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 7-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing record, and 19-9-1 against the spread in their last 29 games. Colorado is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against USC. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
It’s possible Josh Scot doesn’t play here but even so this is a ton of points and I will take Colorado.