USC Trojans at Oregon Ducks Betting Prediction 01/23/20

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A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the 12th-ranked Oregon Ducks (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) when they challenge the USC Trojans (15-3, 4-1 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and will air on ESPNU.

USC Trojans vs. Oregon Ducks ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Ducks edged the Washington Huskies 64-61, while the Trojans defeated the Stanford Cardinal 82-78.

USC dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.435 (above their season average of 0.256) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.0 (above their season average of 31.8). Stanford had marks of 0.131 and 31.0, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Oregon’s 9.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Washington, who had a mark of 15.6. The Ducks’ mark was better than their season average of 15.7. Oregon rallied around Chandler Lawson, who finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Onyeka Okongwu, meanwhile had a solid performance for USC, finishing with 22 points and nine rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Trojans won the most recent matchup 66-49. USC’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Oregon. The Trojans had a rate of 0.583 while the Ducks posted a mark of 0.370. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

This matchup pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defensesOregon ranks 27th in effective field goal percentage (0.545), while USC is 47th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.454).

USC Trojans at Oregon Ducks Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oregon, ATS Winner – USC, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Oregon ranks third in steals allowed per game (4.2) while USC ranks 186th (7.9).
  • The Ducks rank 161st in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while the Trojans rank 235th (18.6).
  • Oregon ranks 62nd in assists per game (14.6) while USC ranks 106th in assists allowed per game (12.1).
  • The Trojans average 5.3 blocks per game, which ranks 20th in the country. The Ducks rank 123rd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • USC ranks 22nd in rebounds per game (40.4) while Oregon ranks 107th (36.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 69.2 points per game (7.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (0.9 above their season average).
  • The Trojans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.8, down from 6.6 for the season.