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NCAAB betting line favors Golden Bears over Trojans

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Feb 9, 10:30 PM | Galen Center

California Golden Bears vs USC Trojans Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Golden Bears travelling to USC Thursday to take on the Trojans on Thursday.

Supporters of the Golden Bears have watched them go 18-6 and 14-8 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 6-18 and 8-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 9-14, while the Golden Bears have a 7-14-1 mark.

View California vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Golden Bears listed as 8-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trojans at No. 210 and the Golden Bears at No. 45 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-56 result in favor of the Golden Bears.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up USC's No. 341 nationally ranked offense (53.8 points per game) against a Golden Bears defense that sits as the No. 30 at 60.4 PPG. The Trojans have been averaging 39.7% from the field, less than the Golden Bears have managed so far this season (47.9% on average).

Defensively, California features the nation's No. 246-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 341 nationally in scoring at home.

California won its last outing, a 68-47 result against Arizona State on February 4. They covered in that game as a 18-point favorite. California cruised to victory on Saturday, running Arizona State out of the gym and running up a 68-47 score at Haas Pavilion.

USC was a 69-41 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. USC was run off the court by the Huskies on Saturday as Washington routed them 69-41 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

California Golden Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UCLA are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Stanford are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Golden Bears at Trojans trends to consider:
California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
California is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
California is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
USC is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against California
USC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
USC is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
USC is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
California at UCLA, Saturday, February 11
USC home to Stanford, Sunday, February 12