USC vs. Oregon - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (24-6) at USC Trojans (20-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans square off Saturday night at the Galen Center.
The Oregon Ducks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 77.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dillon Brooks is averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Elgin Cook is averaging 14.2 points and 2.1 assists. Tyler Dorsey is dishing 2.2 assists and Chris Boucher is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Ducks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have split their last eight road games.
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The USC Trojans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The USC Trojans are averaging 81.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13 points and 4.9 assists while Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. Julian Jacobs is dishing 5.4 assists and Bennie Boatwright is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trojans are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Ducks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and 25-12 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The Trojans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Southern California.
USC plays extremely well at home, and the Ducks struggles this season have come on the road. Add the fact the Trojans seniors will want to go out with a victory, and I give the edge to USC at home in a toss up game.