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College Basketball Betting - California Golden Bears USC Trojans Odds

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Haas Pavilion Thursday as the California Golden Bears look to beat the odds vs the USC Trojans in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the California Golden Bears betting line as 6.5-point underdogs 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The California Golden Bears sport a record of 7-7 and 6-8 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the USC Trojans have 10-5 and 9-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-4-2 for the California Golden Bears and 8-6-1 for the USC Trojans.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 172 (California) and the No. 63 (USC) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features California's No. 122-ranked scoring average of 76.07 PPG, against a USC Trojans defense rated No. 181 and allowing 73.87 PPG. The California Golden Bears FG% has averaged 45.1% to date this season, less than the USC Trojans shooters have managed so far (47.51% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

USC got 17 points from Elijah Stewart en route to a 89-71 victory over Washington State on Sunday at Galen Center.

The Golden Bears got 19 points from Marcus Lee as California ran past Stanford 77-74 on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • USC is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of USC's last 7 games
  • USC is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • California is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • California is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing USC
  • California is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing USC

Next Betting Matchups

USC at Stanford, Sunday, January 7th
California at UCLA, Saturday, January 6th