USC Trojans visit Oregon Ducks in college basketball clash

USC Trojans Oregon Ducks
10-11 February 01, 2014, 08:00 | Matthew Knight Arena 14-6



The Oregon Ducks host USC on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-6 mark against the 10-11 Trojans in college hoops action at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Ducks are 8-9-2 ATS. USC is 12-6-1 against the total, while Oregon is 12-6 versus the number.

View USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ducks installed as -14-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Ducks and the No. 299-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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USC lost its last outing, a 76-75 result against Oregon State on January 30. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Byron Wesley scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 76-75 to Oregon State at Gill Coliseum on Thursday).

Last time out for Oregon, they were a 70-68 loser as they battled UCLA at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Oregon got 25 points from Joseph Young on the way to a 70-68 loss against UCLA on Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oregon's No. 2-ranked scoring average of 85.05 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 215 and allowing 74.62 PPG. The Ducks FG% has averaged 47.57% to date this season, more than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (44.7% per game).

A few Trojans at Ducks trends to consider:
USC is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
USC is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 5 games
USC is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Oregon is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Oregon is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Oregon is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games


Next up:
USC home to UCLA, Saturday, February 8th
Oregon at Arizona, Thursday, February 6th
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