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USC TrojansOregon Ducks
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Matthew Knight Arena

USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Odds

5-13TEAM RECORD13-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Matthew Knight Arena Thursday as host Oregon looks to handle the USC Trojans in NCAAB action.

The Ducks currently sports a 13-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9 ATS. The Trojans are 5-13 and 6-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ducks produce a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 6-11 against the number.

View USC vs Oregon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Oregon sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 140-rated Ducks and the No. 189-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-58 result in favor of the Ducks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 342 in NCAA Division 1 with 28.7 per game. That compares with Oregon’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oregon is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 337 with 3.8 per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.7 points per game. Oregon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for USC, they were a 66-47 loser as they battled UCLA at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Trojans got 13 points from Maurice Jones, but it was UCLA that prevailed in a 66-47 final on Sunday at Galen Center.

Oregon was a 59-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Oregon got 13 points from Devoe Joseph en route to a 59-57 victory over Arizona on Saturday at McKale Center.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Oregon State are 7-3
After playing UCLA are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UCLA are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Trojans at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of USC's last 9 games on the road
USC is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon
USC is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oregon's last 5 games when playing at home against USC
Oregon is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
Oregon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing USC

Next up:
USC at Oregon State, Saturday, January 21
Oregon home to UCLA, Saturday, January 21

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