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Pac 12 Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - USC vs. Colorado

USC Trojans Colorado Buffaloes
11-20 March 12, 2014, 05:30 | MGM Grand 21-10

 

The Colorado Buffaloes face USC on Wednesday in Pac 12 conference tournament betting action, looking to build on their 21-10 mark against the 11-20 Trojans in college hoops action at MGM Grand.

The Buffaloes sit at 21-10 (17-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Trojans are currently 11-20 (12-17 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 16-14 OU, and USC is 17-11-1 OU.

View USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The Trojans were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag who were offering a huge bracket contest again in 2014.

The Buffaloes sit at No. 162 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 321 on the same chart.

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USC was an 82-75 loser in its last match on the road against Washington. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Nikola Jovanovic scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 82-75 to Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Colorado was a 66-65 loser on the road against California. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Buffaloes endured a 66-65 loss at the hands of the Golden Bears on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Xavier Johnson at Haas Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 106-rated offensive output, at 72.52 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 232 allowing on average 75.84 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 44.03% so far, less than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.04% per game.

A few Trojans at Buffaloes trends to consider:
USC is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
USC is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games