USC vs Oregon 2020 College Basketball Lines, Analysis & Prediction

USC vs Oregon 2020 College Basketball Lines, Analysis & Prediction

Written by on January 23, 2020

Leading Pac 12 team USC battles top rival Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. USC has a ½ a game lead over the Ducks in the Pac 12 Standings. The Trojans are 4-1. The Ducks are 4-2. Can USC continue to lead Oregon? Or, will the Ducks take it to the Trojans and leapfrog their rivals in the standings? Check out the college basketball odds, analysis and a free pick for USC vs Oregon!

USC vs Oregon 2020 College Basketball Lines, Analysis & Prediction

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11:00 pm ET
  • Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
  • TV: ESPN U
  • ATS Odds: Oregon -9
  • Over/Under Odds: 139

Why the USC Trojans are a good bet +9?

USC has won 3 in a row over UCLA, Cal, and Stanford. The Trojans beat UCLA 74-63. USC dominated California 88-56. They beat Stanford 82-78 in overtime. Although Southern California is on the road on Thursday night, they’re 5-2 SU in away games this season. That proves they can win away from L.A. Not only that, but they get 9 points from the Ducks on Jan. 23. USC’s got a big shot to cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 72.4
  • Field Goal %: 40.6
  • 3-Point %: 31
  • Free Throw %: 73.3
  • Rebounds/G: 34
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66.9
  • Field Goal %: 44.9
  • 3-Point %: 30.7
  • Free Throw %: 68.6
  • Rebounds/G: 33.1

Why the Oregon Ducks are a good bet -9?

Oregon has gone undefeated straight up at home this season. The Ducks are 10-0. They beat Arizona and Arizona State back-to-back in their last couple of home games. Although the Ducks didn’t cover the spread in either game, they could cover on Thursday night. Oregon beat Washington in overtime 64-61. The game happened on the road. It was just what the Ducks required after losing as a favorite to Washington State. Now back playing their best basketball, Oregon can beat and cover against the Trojans.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 71.6
  • Field Goal %: 43.5
  • 3-Point %: 36.2
  • Free Throw %: 73
  • Rebounds/G: 34.9
Defense:
  • Points/G: 62
  • Field Goal %: 40
  • 3-Point %: 31.6
  • Free Throw %: 71.9
  • Rebounds/G: 29.2

College Basketball Betting Trends for USC Trojans vs Oregon Ducks

  • Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
  • USC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • The favorite is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings
  • Under is 5-2 in Trojans last 7
  • Oregon is 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games
  • Ducks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games
  • Oregon is 20-6 ATS in their last 26 following a straight-up win
  • Over is 7-1-1 in Ducks last 9 games following an ATS win

USC vs Oregon Final Betting Analysis

Oregon played impressive basketball earlier this season. Since Pac 12 play started, though, the Ducks have struggled. Colorado and Washington State beat the Ducks on the moneyline. In addition, Oregon has gone an awful 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 games.

Contrast that with USC and it becomes apparent that the Trojans are the play. USC is 10-8 ATS overall. They’re 3-0 ATS in their last 3. The Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7. Southern California sends a true star to the court in Onyka Okongwu. He averages 16.9 points, 3 blocks, and 8.7 rebounds per. Oregon doesn’t have a player that can match up with Okongwu. USC is on a roll. Back the Trojans against the spread.

College Basketball Free Pick: USC +9

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