Oregon vs. USC - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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USC Trojans (15-3) at Oregon Ducks (15-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -8 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Matthew Knight Arena.
The USC Trojans look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The USC Trojans are averaging 74 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Onyeka Okongwu is averaging 16.9 points and 8.7 rebounds while Jonah Mathews is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Nick Rakocevic is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mobley is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won four of their last five road games.
The Oregon Ducks look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 76.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Payton Pritchard is averaging 19.5 points and 4.4 rebounds while Chris Duarte is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Will Richardson is dishing 2.5 assists and Anthony Mathis is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Oregon Ducks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon Ducks are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Oregon Ducks have won all 10 home games.
The Trojans are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ducks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Trojans last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 home games. The favorite is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The USC Trojans have the defense to hang around in this game, but they've also let a lot of teams hang around at times and are losing on the road by an average of 2.1 points. The Oregon Ducks win at home by an average of 19 points and have covered six of their first 10 home games. With that said, I'm still siding with the USC Trojans and the free buckets, as this is a bit of a rivalry game and USC has proven it can hold its own on the road. This game should be decided in the final five minutes.