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USC vs Oregon Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Trojans vs Ducks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: USC Trojans at Oregon Ducks
- Where: Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: USC +4, USC +153 | ORE -189 O/U 142.5
USC heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 17-6. So far, the Trojans have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. For the season, USC has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 4-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trojans being +4 point underdogs.
USC will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Boogie Ellis who is averaging 16.48 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 game plan is the play of Drew Peterson who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.17 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%.
Oregon heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-10. So far this season, Oregon has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-5. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Ducks as the -4 point favorites. The Ducks have been favored 14 times, going 10-4 straight up.
Oregon will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Will Richardson who is averaging 14.0 points per game for the Ducks. Richardson 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 Ducks’ offensive game plan is the play of N’Faly Dante who has hit 62.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.23 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oregon this season, as they are currently ranked 165th in college basketball at 72.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ducks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 302nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oregon Ducks -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Oregon Ducks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Oregon as a team is just 139th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Trojans’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Ducks to come out on top and cover.