USC Trojans vs. Oregon State Beavers - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (17-10) at USC Trojans (19-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Oregon State Beavers will travel to play the USC Trojans in a PAC-12 game on Wednesday.
The USC Trojans are 19-10 (8-8) and are coming off of a loss to California by a score 87-65. USC has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 6th in the PAC-12 standings. USC is averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 74.8 points per game. USC is also averaging 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for USC. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.2 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 67.8% on free throws, 38.5% on three-pointers, and 45.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 17-10 (8-8) and are coming off of a win against Washington State by a score of 69-49. Oregon State has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 6th in the PAC-12 standings. Oregon State defeated USC by a score of 85-70 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Oregon State is averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 69 points per game. Oregon State is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Gary Payton II is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for Oregon State. Tres Tinkle is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Beavers. Oregon State is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
Oregon State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Oregon State is 0-9 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games. The over is 8-1 in Oregon State’s last 9 Wednesday games. USC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. USC is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 4-0-1 in USC’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
USC has not been playing very well in their last few games, but will be at home for this game. USC has the much higher scoring offense, but they also allow about 75 points per game. Oregon State is a much better defensive team, while USC has the rebounding advantage. I like USC to get back on track for this game.