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USC Trojans visit Dayton Flyers in college basketball clash

USC TrojansDayton Flyers
7-4December 22, 2013, 02:00 | Dayton Arena9-2

The Dayton Flyers hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the USC Trojans pay a visit to Dayton Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Flyers sit at 9-2 (6-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Trojans are currently 7-4 (5-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dayton is 4-3 OU, and USC is 5-4 OU.

View USC Trojans vs Dayton Flyers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Flyers installed as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Flyers at No. 28 and the Trojans at No. 219 heading into this contest.

USC was a 72-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Long Beach State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. USC got 19 points from Pe'Shon Howard but lost anyway, 72-71, to Long Beach State on Thursday at The Walter Pyramid.

Dayton was a 96-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Dyshawn Pierre scored 22 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Dayton on Thursday, leading the Flyers to a 96-84 victory over Iona at Dayton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Dayton has the nation's No. 70-rated offensive output, at 77.64 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 152 allowing on average 71 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 48.37% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.96% per game.

Next up:
USC home to Howard, Sunday, December 29th
Dayton at Murray State, Sunday, December 29th