NCAA Basketball betting line favors Golden Bears over Trojans
USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Odds
California looks to cover the Golden Bears-Trojans pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 15-9 mark when they host USC in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 12-13 and 10-13-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Bears are at 15-9 and 9-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Bears are 7-14, while the Trojans have a 12-11 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Bears as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 69-ranked Golden Bears and the No. 156-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-66 win for the Golden Bears on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 140 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with California’s No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, California is the No. 337-ranked team in the country at 4 per game, while USC rates No. 262 at 5.3 per game.
Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 252-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. California, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.
USC was a 65-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans grabbed a 65-64 win over the Cardinal on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Jio Fontan at Maples Pavilion.
California was a 76-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against UCLA. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. David Kravish scored 18 points leading the Golden Bears to a 76-63 victory over UCLA at Haas Pavilion on Thursday.
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing UCLA are 4-6
After playing Stanford are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Oregon are 6-4
After playing UCLA are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Trojans at Golden Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of USC's last 8 games when playing on the road against California
USC is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against California
USC is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
USC is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 5 games at home
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games
California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
USC home to UCLA, Sunday, February 24
California at Oregon, Thursday, February 21