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Cal Poly Mustangs vs USC Trojans College Basketball Betting Preview

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Cal Poly Mustangs vs USC Trojans battle Thursday at Galen Center as the Trojans look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The USC Trojans were listed as -10.5-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.

Cal Poly Mustangs vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans are 8-2 so far on the season, and 7-3 ATS vs the number. The Cal Poly Mustangs, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC go 3-7 and the Cal Poly Mustangs go 4-2 on betting totals.

The Trojans - Mustangs odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. USC is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cal Poly is at No. 65.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature USC's No. 32-rated squad against Cal Poly's No. 152-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, USC rates No. 56 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Cal Poly Mustangs rank No. 59 nationally with 8.44 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mustangs were hammered by St. Mary's on Monday, losing by a 93-63 final at McKeon Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

The Trojans got 17 points from Bennie Boatwright as USC ran past Yale 68-56 on Sunday at Galen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cal Poly is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Cal Poly is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cal Poly's last 5 games on the road
  • USC is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • USC is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of USC's last 7 games
  • USC is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cal Poly at Texas A&M C.C., Sunday, December 20th
USC at SIU Edwardsville, Monday, December 21st