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Oregon vs. USC - 1/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
USC at Oregon
Date & Time Sunday January 13, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Oregon -4.5 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.

The USC Trojans look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The USC Trojans are averaging 79 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Bennie Boatwright is averaging 17.4 points and 2.4 assists while Nick Rakocevic is averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds. Jonah Mathews is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have lost all three road games this season.

The Oregon Ducks could also use a big home win after losing three of their last four games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 72.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 11.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while Paul White is averaging 9.9 points and 1.5 assists. Victor Bailey Jr. is dishing one assist and Louis King is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Ducks are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trojans are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Oregon and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 games following a ATS loss. The under is 21-10 in Trojans last 31 overall.

The USC Trojans just aren't an easy team to figure out, as some games they look like they can beat anybody in the Pac-12 and others where they can't buy a basket. On the road this season, USC is being outscored by 8.7 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. The Oregon Ducks obviously aren't the same team without Bol Bol, but they still have some shooters and usually play well at home. Oregon is winning by an average margin of 11.1 points at home this season and will be eager to get that nasty taste out of its mouth with what happened against UCLA. Oregon has also won seven of the last 10 meetings against USC. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Ducks.

Pick:
Oregon Ducks -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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