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San Diego State favored by 6.5 against USC on Thursday

USC TrojansSan Diego State Aztecs
Nov 17, 10:00 PM | Viejas Arena

USC Trojans vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds


The San Diego State Aztecs host USC on Thursday, looking to build on their 3-1 mark against the 1-1 Trojans in college hoops action at Viejas Arena.

San Diego State battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (0-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Aztecs and 1-1 for the Trojans.

View USC vs San Diego State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Trojans listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Aztecs at No. 6 and the Trojans at No. 87 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-68 result in favor of the Aztecs.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego State's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 75.2 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 106 at 61.5 PPG. The Aztecs field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.3% per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for USC, they were a 64-61 loser as they battled Nebraska at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. USC suffered a 64-61 loss against Nebraska on Monday, getting 18 points from Maurice Jones in a losing effort at Galen Center.

San Diego State lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Baylor on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Chase Tapley went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Baylor handed San Diego State a 77-67 defeat at Ferrell Center.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cal Poly are 2-0
After playing Nebraska are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3

San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Long Beach State are 1-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Trojans at Aztecs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 6 games on the road
USC is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
USC is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
San Diego State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
San Diego State is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
USC home to Cal Poly, Saturday, November 19
San Diego State home to Long Beach State, Saturday, November 19