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Jan 21, 10:30 PM | Gill Coliseum

USC Trojans vs Oregon State Beavers Odds


USC travels to Oregon State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-14 record with a victory over the Beavers.

Oregon State will face the 5-14 Trojans, who own a 7-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Beavers are 11-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 7-11 favoring the OVER.

View USC vs Oregon State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Beavers rated this week at No. 192 and the Trojans sitting at No. 189. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-64 result in favor of the Beavers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 342 in NCAA hoops at 28.6 per game. Contrast that with Oregon State’s No. 168 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oregon State is the No. 133-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while USC rates No. 338 at 3.7 per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.1 points per game. Oregon State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, USC was a 65-62 loser on the road against Oregon. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Maurice Jones scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 65-62 to Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday).

Last time out for Oregon State, they were an 87-84 winner as they battled UCLA at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Oregon State got 21 points from Jared Cunningham en route to an 87-84 victory over UCLA on Thursday at Gill Coliseum.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Oregon are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oregon are 4-6
After playing UCLA are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
USC home to Colorado, Thursday, January 26
Oregon State at Oregon, Sunday, January 29