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Dec 19, 10:30 PM | Galen Center

TCU Horned Frogs vs USC Trojans Odds


TCU travels to USC on Monday, hoping to boost its 7-3 record with a victory over the Trojans.

The Trojans bring a 4-7 record (4-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-3 Horned Frogs, who are 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed USC go 3-7 so far and the Horned Frogs go 3-4.

View TCU vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
USC opened as 7-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Trojans and the No. 141-rated Horned Frogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-61 win for the Horned Frogs on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and USC has the nation's No. 339-rated offensive output, at 54.2 PPG. The visiting Horned Frogs defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 67.6 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Horned Frogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 338 nationally in scoring at home.

TCU lost its last outing, a 69-57 result against Nebraska on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. TCU suffered a 69-57 loss against Nebraska on Saturday, getting 18 points from Hank Thorns in a losing effort at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

USC was a 63-59 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites. USC suffered a 63-59 loss against Georgia on Saturday, getting 18 points from Alexis Moore in a losing effort at Galen Center.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Grambling State are 2-6
After playing Nebraska are 3-1
After a loss are 2-8

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas are 4-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Horned Frogs at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of TCU's last 17 games on the road
TCU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
TCU is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 6 games
USC is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
USC is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
TCU home to Grambling State, Thursday, December 22
USC home to Kansas, Thursday, December 22