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USC vs. Oregon State - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
USC Trojans vs. Oregon State Beavers
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Oregon State -3 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | USC Trojans vs. Oregon State Beavers
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The USC Trojans and Oregon State Beavers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Gill Coliseum.

The USC Trojans look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The USC Trojans are averaging 79.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Bennie Boatwright is averaging 15.8 points and 2.4 assists while Nick Rakocevic is averaging 15.7 points and 10.1 rebounds. Jonah Mathews is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have lost their two road games this season.

The Oregon State Beavers could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 73.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 20.5 points and 4.2 assists while Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and four rebounds. Ethan Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Kylor Kelley is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers have won five of their last six home games.

The Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Beavers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12. The Trojans are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Beavers last 6 overall. The under is 21-9 in Trojans last 30 overall.

USC has won the last six meetings against Oregon State, but it's the home team that's won seven of the last nine meetings overall. Oregon State has a tough home venue that can be tough for visitors, and that defense gets after it where it's allowing just 65.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting, and the Beavers are outscoring teams by 14.8 points at home overall. USC has been awful defensively in its two road games this season and can be a bit careless at times. That Oregon State defense is likely the difference in this one, as the Beavers get a big Pac-12 victory.

Pick:
Oregon State Beavers -3

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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