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Oregon Ducks vs USC Trojans Preview

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Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Matthew Knight Arena

USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Matthew Knight Arena Thursday as host Oregon looks to handle the USC Trojans in NCAAB action.

The Ducks currently sports a 13-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9 ATS. The Trojans are 5-13 and 6-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ducks produce a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 6-11 against the number.

View USC vs Oregon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Oregon sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 140-rated Ducks and the No. 189-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-58 result in favor of the Ducks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 342 in NCAA Division 1 with 28.7 per game. That compares with Oregon’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oregon is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 337 with 3.8 per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.7 points per game. Oregon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for USC, they were a 66-47 loser as they battled UCLA at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Trojans got 13 points from Maurice Jones, but it was UCLA that prevailed in a 66-47 final on Sunday at Galen Center.

Oregon was a 59-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Oregon got 13 points from Devoe Joseph en route to a 59-57 victory over Arizona on Saturday at McKale Center.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Oregon State are 7-3
After playing UCLA are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UCLA are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Trojans at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oregon
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of USC's last 9 games on the road
USC is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oregon
USC is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oregon's last 5 games when playing at home against USC
Oregon is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oregon's last 5 games
Oregon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing USC

Next up:
USC at Oregon State, Saturday, January 21
Oregon home to UCLA, Saturday, January 21