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USC Trojans visit Stanford Cardinal in NCAAB hoops battle

USC TrojansStanford Cardinal
Dec 31, 6:30 PM | Maples Pavilion

USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal Odds


Stanford looks to cover the Cardinal-Trojans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 11-2 mark when they host USC in college basketball action.

The Cardinal are 11-2 so far on the season, and 6-4 ATS vs. the number. The Trojans, meanwhile, are 5-9 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Stanford go 5-5 and the Trojans go 4-9 on the totals.

View USC vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cardinal installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinal, most recently No. 58 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Trojans, who rate No. 159 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-60 victory for the Cardinal.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 330 in NCAA hoops at 29.9 per game. Contrast that with Stanford’s No. 64 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stanford is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while USC rates No. 318 at 4.3 per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.2 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

USC lost its last outing, a 53-49 result against California on December 29. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Maurice Jones scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 53-49 to California at Haas Pavilion on Thursday).

In their last action, Stanford was a 60-59 winner at home against UCLA. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Aaron Bright scored 16 points leading the Cardinal to a 60-59 victory over UCLA at Maples Pavilion on Thursday.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-2
Before playing Arizona State are 5-5
After playing California are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5
Before playing Oregon are 6-4
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Trojans at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of USC's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of USC's last 7 games when playing on the road against Stanford
USC is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
USC is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Stanford is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against USC
Stanford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games when playing at home against USC

Next up:
USC home to Arizona State, Thursday, January 5
Stanford at Oregon, Thursday, January 5