Stanford Cardinal face USC Trojans: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 3, 10:00 PM | Galen Center

Stanford Cardinal vs USC Trojans Odds

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The visiting Stanford Cardinal hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Galen Center against the USC Trojans.

The Cardinal will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 3-9 ATS. Stanford is 4-4 against the total, while USC is 5-6 versus the number.

View Stanford vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, USC sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 67-rated Stanford taking on the No. 203-rated Trojans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-64 win for the Cardinal on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up USC's No. 282 nationally ranked offense (62.6 points per game) against a Cardinal defense that sits as the No. 120 at 63.6 PPG. The Trojans have been averaging 41.6% from the field, more than the Cardinal have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).

Defensively, Stanford features the nation's No. 178-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Stanford was a 65-59 winner in its last match at home against Lafayette. Chasson Randle scored 16 points leading the Cardinal to a 65-59 victory over Lafayette at Maples Pavilion on Saturday.

USC was a 63-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Eric Wise scored 19 points leading the Trojans to a 63-61 victory over Dayton at Galen Center on Sunday.

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UCLA are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing California are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Cardinal at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Stanford's last 9 games when playing on the road against USC
Stanford is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Stanford is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of USC's last 5 games when playing Stanford
USC is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 6 of USC's last 9 games when playing at home against Stanford
USC is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Stanford at UCLA, Saturday, January 5
USC home to California, Saturday, January 5

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