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Can The Trojans Finally Beat The Ducks?

A heavyweight battle in the Pac-12 highlights college hoops Thursday night as the USC Trojans travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks. USC is ranked in the Top 25 and has a 15-3 SU record on the year, but has not beaten Oregon in seven seasons as they have dropped the past 10-games against their Pac-12 opponents.

Shark Bites
  • USC is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games at Matthew Knight Arena.
  • Oregon is 0-3 ATS in their last three games when favored by 4.5 or less.
  • USC is 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games as road underdogs.

It's been a committee approach that has led to USC surpassing their modest expectations entering the season. Six different players are averaging double-digit points for the Trojans while eight players are shooting at least 45 percent from the floor. Jordan McLaughlin has flourished against Pac-12 opponents as the sophomore guard has averaged 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists per game in five conference games.

The Ducks have one of the more impressive home winning streaks in the nation as they have won 18 consecutive games at Matthew Knight Arena. Just this season, Oregon has outscored opponents by an average of 15.2 points per game at home while winning by six or more points in all but two of those contests. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oregon Ducks were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oregon Ducks bring a 14-4 record (7-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-3 Trojans, who are 13-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oregon go 5-9-1 so far and the USC Trojans go 9-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Oregon Ducks and the No. 13-rated USC Trojans in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Oregon's No. 100-ranked scoring average of 76.28 PPG, against a USC Trojans defense rated No. 155 and allowing 71.83 PPG. The Oregon Ducks FG% has averaged 46.39% to date this season, less than the USC Trojans shooters have managed so far (46.71% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trojans got 23 points from Jordan McLaughlin as USC ran past UCLA 89-75 on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.

The Ducks got 21 points from Dillon Brooks, but it was Colorado that prevailed in a 91-87 final on Sunday at Coors Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • USC is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • USC is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 6 games
  • USC is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Oregon is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
  • Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Oregon is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing USC

Next Betting Matchups

USC at Oregon State, Sunday, January 24th
Oregon at UCLA, Saturday, January 23rd

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