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Oregon State vs USC Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Beavers vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oregon State Beavers at USC Trojans
- Where: Los Angeles at Galen Center
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Oregon State +14, OREGST +735 | USC -1375 O/U 134.5
Oregon State heads into this matchup having played 8 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-4. On the road, the Beavers will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 0-3. So far, the Beavers have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +14 underdogs on the spread.
Oregon State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Pope who is averaging 14.62 points per game for the Beavers. Pope is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Beavers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Glenn Taylor Jr. who has hit 46.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.38 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon State this season, as they are currently ranked 296th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Beavers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 371st in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Oregon State, the USC Trojans will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 5-3. So far this season, USC has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-3. The Trojans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -14 points in their favor. For the season, USC has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
USC will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Boogie Ellis who is averaging 16.5 points per game for the Trojans. Ellis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Trojans’ offensive gameplan is the play of Drew Peterson who has hit 46.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.88 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, USC will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Trojans are ranked 159th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 389th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, USC is close to the NCAA average at 36.0%.
Free Spread Prediction: USC Trojans -14
USC Trojans will tip off their matchup over Oregon State Beavers as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -14. Our analysis like’s USC’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both USC and Oregon State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors USC, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Trojans don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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