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Texas Longhorns vs Trojans College Hoops Game Preview

Texas LonghornsUSC Trojans
Nov 20, 5:00 PM | Lahaina Civic Center

Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans Odds


The USC Trojans will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas Longhorns Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The game is being played at Lahaina Civic Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

USC will face the 2-1 Longhorns, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Longhorns are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Texas vs USC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 243 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Longhorns, who rate No. 47 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-68 victory for the Longhorns.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and USC has the nation's No. 151-rated offensive output, at 71 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas owns the country's No. 317-rated mark, allowing 86 points per game on the highway. USC, on the other hand, rates No. 165 in scoring at home.

Texas lost its last outing, an 86-73 result against Chaminade on November 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite. The Longhorns endured an 86-73 loss at the hands of the Silversword on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Javan Felix at Lahaina Civic Center.

USC lost its last outing, a 94-64 result against Illinois on November 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. USC was run off the court by the Fighting Illini on Monday as Illinois routed them 94-64 at Lahaina Civic Center.

Next up:
Texas home to Sam Houston State, Tuesday, November 27
USC home to San Diego State, Sunday, November 25