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UC Irvine Anteaters visit USC Trojans in college basketball clash

UC Irvine AnteatersUSC Trojans
Dec 20, 11:00 PM | Galen Center

UC Irvine Anteaters vs USC Trojans Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD4-6

The USC Trojans host UC Irvine on Thursday, looking to build on their 4-6 mark against the 5-7 Anteaters in college hoops action at Galen Center.

The Trojans are 4-6 so far on the season, and 3-6 ATS vs. the number. The Anteaters, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 4-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC go 4-4 and the Anteaters go 1-3 on the totals.

View UC Irvine vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, USC sat as 8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 183-rated Trojans and the No. 8-ranked Anteaters, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-66 result in favor of the Anteaters.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Anteaters rank No. 4 in NCAA Division 1 with 45 per game. That compares with USC’s No. 212 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where USC is college basketball's No. 283-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Anteaters rate No. 198 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, UC Irvine features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 284 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Irvine was a 66-60 loser in its last match at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. UC Irvine got 13 points from Adam Folker but lost anyway, 66-60, to LSU on Tuesday at Bren Events Center.

Last time out for USC, they were a 70-26 winner as they battled UC Riverside at home. They covered in the match as a 16-point favorite. USC cruised to victory on Saturday, running UC Riverside out of the gym and running up a 70-26 score at Galen Center.

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UC Davis are 5-5
After playing LSU are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia are 0-1
After playing UC Riverside are 1-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Anteaters at Trojans trends to consider:
UC Irvine is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UC Irvine is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
USC is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Irvine
USC is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home
USC is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
USC is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
UC Irvine home to UC Davis, Saturday, December 29
USC at Georgia, Saturday, December 22

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