Colorado Buffaloes vs USC Trojans Preview
USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds
Coors Events Center will host Colorado Buffaloes vs. USC Trojans action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Buffaloes currently sports a 10-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-4 ATS. The Trojans are 6-9 and 4-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buffaloes produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 7-6 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Colorado sat as 9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Buffaloes) and the No. 239 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-66 result in favor of the Buffaloes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 79-rated offensive output, at 72.6 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 133 allowing on average 64.3 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC owns the country's No. 245-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 42 in scoring at home.
USC was a 72-64 loser in its last match at home against California. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Trojans endured a 72-64 loss at the hands of the Golden Bears on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Eric Wise at Galen Center.
Colorado was a 65-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Colorado got 19 points from Spencer Dinwiddie but lost anyway, 65-56, to Arizona State on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena.
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 2-1
After playing California are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing UCLA are 1-0
After playing Arizona State are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Trojans at Buffaloes trends to consider:
USC is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
USC at Utah, Saturday, January 12
Colorado home to UCLA, Saturday, January 12