USC vs. Oregon - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (22-11) at USC Trojans (22-10)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: USC Trojans -1 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
Out at T-Mobile Arena on Friday evening in college basketball Pac-12 Tournament action, the Oregon Ducks will be taking on the USC Trojans.
Oregon enters this game with a 22-11 record overall. The Ducks were sitting at 17-10 on February 17, but since have lost just one game in six outings, including Thursday’s tournament win over Utah.
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In that 68-66 thriller versus the Utes, Oregon’s top scorer was guard Elijah Browsn with 21 points and four rebounds. MiKyle McIntosh also had a good game for the Ducks with his 18 points and six rebounds.
Over on the USC side, they’re sitting at 22-10 on the season. The Trojans hit the skids with three straight losses in February, but since have won five of their last six games, including a 61-48 victory over Oregon State on Thursday.
In that tournament game versus Oregon State, USC’s leading scorer was Chimezie Metu, with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Guards Jonah Matthews and Jordan McLaughlin each contributed 13 points for the Trojans as well.
The Ducks are 1-4 ATS in their last five Friday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. The over is 9-4 in Oregon’s last 13 Friday games and the under is 13-6 in the last 19 overall.
Meanwhile, the Trojans are 9-0 ATS in their last nine neutral-site games and 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games. USC is also 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Pac-12.
Oregon’s been getting through the last couple of games by the skin of their teeth, winning by just two in each. The Trojans won both games between these teams this year, 75-70 and 72-70. Though I think this should be a good game I’m going with USC to get a cover here.