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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Trojans underdogs vs Buffaloes at Colorado

USC TrojansColorado Buffaloes
9-8January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Coors Events Center14-4

The visiting USC Trojans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Coors Events Center against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 9-8 and 6-9 ATS on the year, while the Buffaloes are at 14-4 and 9-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Buffaloes are 8-9, while the Trojans have a 9-6 mark.

View USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Buffaloes and the No. 224-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, USC was an 84-66 loser on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. USC suffered an 84-66 loss against Utah on Thursday, getting 16 points from Pe'Shon Howard in a losing effort at Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 69-56 result against UCLA on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Askia Booker scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Buffaloes to a win (they lost 69-56 to UCLA at Coors Events Center on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Colorado's No. 40-rated squad against USC's No. 30-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Colorado rates No. 189 in the country with 5.39 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 229 nationally with 4.71 per match.

A few Trojans at Buffaloes trends to consider:
USC is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
USC is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 7 games
USC is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Colorado is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Colorado is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
USC home to California, Wednesday, January 22nd
Colorado at Arizona, Thursday, January 23rd