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USC vs. Oregon State - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oregon State at USC
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Galen Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
USC Trojans -3.5 O/U: 144.5
TV Channel
PACN
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The Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans will meet up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

The Beavers come into this one at 16-9 on the year. Following consecutive wins over California and Oregon, Oregon State dropped their last game to UCLA 68-67 on Thursday.

In the loss to the Bruins, Oregon State’s top scorer was Stephen Thompson with 21 points, seven assists and two rebounds. Tres Tinkle also had a big game for the Beavers there with his 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Over on the USC side, they’re 15-12 this season. Following three straight losses to Utah, Colorado and Stanford, the Trojans have won their last pair versus California and Oregon.

In the win over the Ducks, USC’s Bennie Boatwright led the charge on 20 points with six rebounds and three assists. Nick Rakocevic added 17 points and six rebounds for the Trojans there, and Derryck Thornton put up 10 points.

The Beavers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 versus the Pac-12. Oregon State is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss.

Meanwhile, the Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. The under is 10-2 in USC’s last 12 Saturday games and 21-7 in their last 28 versus the Pac-12.

Oregon State has been playing fairly well since the 83-60 loss to Stanford, but they really should have taken out UCLA in their last appearance. With that in mind, looking at USC’s scoring performances this month, they’ve only had a couple relative duds. All things considered, I’m going to keep rolling with the Trojans at home here.

Pick:
USC Trojans -3.5

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