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Diamond Head Classic - NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors USC Trojans Over Akron Zips

The USC Trojans will hit the floor running against the away Akron Zips Friday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Akron Zips in this one, their betting line was listed as 14-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Akron Zips vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans are 6-4 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs the number. The Akron Zips, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC go 4-5-1 and the Akron Zips go 4-4 on betting totals.

The Trojans - Zips odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. USC is rated No. 59 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Akron is at No. 124.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features USC's No. 59-ranked scoring average of 81 PPG, against a Akron Zips defense rated No. 152 and allowing 72 PPG. The USC Trojans FG% has averaged 45.58% to date this season, less than the Akron Zips shooters have managed so far (45.69% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips grabbed a 81-63 win over the Delta Devils on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Daniel Utomi at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Chimezie Metu poured in 25 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for USC on Tuesday, as the Tigers rolled to a 103-93 victory over USC at Galen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • USC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • USC is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Concord College, Friday, December 29th
USC at Washington, Friday, December 29th