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USC vs Colorado 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado Buffaloes (11-6) vs. USC Trojans (11-5)
January 12, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -3.5 / Colorado Buffaloes +3.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Colorado Buffaloes and USC Trojans meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Galen Center. The Colorado Buffaloes look for their 12th win. The USC Trojans look for their 12th win.

The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 74.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. KJ Simpson is averaging 17.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Tristan da Silva is averaging 15.1 points and 1.4 assists. J’Vonne Hadley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Julian Hammond III is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.

The USC Trojans are averaging 71.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 38 percent shooting. Boogie Ellis is averaging 15.7 points and 2.3 assists, while Drew Peterson is averaging 13.7 points and 5.1 assists. Reese Dixon-Waters is dishing 1.1 assists and Joshua Morgan is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

The Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Trojans are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Buffaloes last 10 road games. The under is 5-1 in Trojans last 6 games following a straight up loss. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The USC Trojans are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but an argument can be made that the Colorado Buffaloes are the better team overall. Colorado is strong defensively and has held its own in spots like this before as it wins in the underdog role by an average of 14.3 points. A Buffaloes SU win wouldn’t be shocking. Give me the buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Colorado Buffaloes +3.5

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