USC vs. Oregon State - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (16-15) at USC Trojans (21-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: USC Trojans -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans meet Thursday in the college basketball Pac-12 Tournament at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Oregon State Beavers look for another victory after beating Washington on Wednesday. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 74.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 18 points and 3.8 assists while Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 16 points and 3.1 rebounds. Drew Eubanks is the third double-digit scorer and Ethan Thompson is grabbing four rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers have split their last four neutral site games.
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The USC Trojans enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The USC Trojans are averaging 78.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Chimezie Metu is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Bennie Boatwright is averaging 13.6 points and two assists. Jordan McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Stewart is grabbing three rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won three straight neutral site games.
The Beavers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pacific-12 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trojans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 8-0 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Beavers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Oregon State Beavers did what they had to do to survive, but they didn't look good in their overtime win against Washington and haven't exactly been a model of consistency this season. The USC Trojans have had struggles of their own and are fresh off a brutal loss to the UCLA Bruins, but when their offense is rolling, they can be dangerous. USC also won both games this season against Oregon State rather easily. I'll lay the reasonable number here.