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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors California Golden Bears Over USC Trojans

USC Trojans


California Golden Bears
Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:00 PM ET
Haas Pavilion

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the California Golden Bears try to run the USC Trojans off the court at Haas Pavilion in college hoops action.

USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the California Golden Bears betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans will look to cover the spread vs the California Golden Bears on Thursday, as the Trojans are 11-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Bears are 9-13 ATS. USC is 10-8 against the total, while California is 8-13 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the California Golden Bears at No. 282 and the USC Trojans at No. 301 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and California has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 66.55 PPG. The visiting USC Trojans defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 70.24 PPG. The Golden Bears FG% has averaged 44.23% so far, more than the California Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trojans were hammered by Utah on Sunday, losing by a 67-39 final at Galen Center in college basketball betting action.

The Golden Bears got 23 points from Jordan Mathews as California ran past Washington 90-88 on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

USC Trojans vs California Golden Bears Betting Odds Trends

USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
USC is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
USC is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
USC is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing California
California is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
California is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of California's last 7 games
California is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

USC at Stanford, Sunday, February 8th
California at UCLA, Saturday, February 7th