USC vs. Colorado - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Buffaloes (16-5) at USC Trojans (17-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and the USC Trojans meet in college basketball action from Galen Center on Saturday.
The Buffaloes enter this one at 16-5 so far. The Buffaloes are 2-2 in their last four games, taking out Washington State and Washington while otherwise falling to Arizona and UCLA.
In the loss to the Bruins, Colorado’s top scorers were Evan Battey and McKinley Wright, each with 14 points and a combined six assists with six rebounds between them. Tyler Bey added 12 points and eight boards there as well.
Over on the Trojans’ side, they’re 17-4 on the year. Since their last loss to Oregon, USC has managed consecutive victories over Oregon State and Utah.
In the win over the Utes, USC’s Nick Rakocevic led the way on 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Onyeka Okongwu doubled up as well with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Elijah Weaver provided 14 points there also.
The Trojans are 5-0 ATS in the last five Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss. USC is 5-1 ATS in the last six overall and the under is 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
Meanwhile, the Buffaloes are 12-38-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall. The over is 8-3 in Colorado’s last 11 overall and the under is 25-9 in their last 34 road games.
Colorado was down 39-27 to the Bruins (who at the time were a .500 team) on Thursday, and though they came back 41-33 in the second half it wasn’t enough. The Buffaloes have now lost two games that they probably shouldn’t have in the last four.
As for USC, they’ve played some pretty good basketball over their last six games, and seem to be figuring some things out on the court. This might be a good spot to take the Trojans against a vulnerable squad.