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Oregon State Beavers host USC Trojans in college basketball action

USC TrojansOregon State Beavers
10-10January 30, 2014, 09:00 | Gill Coliseum11-8

The visiting USC Trojans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Gill Coliseum against the Oregon State Beavers.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Beavers are 7-8-1 ATS. USC is 12-6 on the totals; Oregon State is 8-8.

View USC Trojans vs Oregon State Beavers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Oregon State sat as -9.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 142 (Beavers) and the No. 299 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

USC lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against Stanford on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Byron Wesley scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 79-71 to Stanford at Galen Center on Sunday).

Oregon State was an 87-81 loser in its last match on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Oregon State got 31 points from Roberto Nelson en route to an 87-81 loss at the hands of Oregon State on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 36 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.5 per game. That compares with Oregon State’s No. 199 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oregon State is college basketball's No. 175-ranked team at 5.63 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 233 with 4.65 per game.

Next up:
USC at Oregon, Saturday, February 1st
Oregon State at UCLA, Sunday, February 2nd