The USC Trojans are headed north to take on the Oregon Ducks in a Pac-12 battle.
USC has won their last four, pushing them to 9-3 against conference foes and just one game back of first place. Three of those games were on the road, and now they’re back home where they’ve only gone 3-3 this season.
Oregon has won three of four, with the only loss coming on the road against the #4 Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks have gone 10-4 at home this season, including an upset win over the aforementioned Wildcats. They have gone 8-5 in conference play.
Both schools are on the bubble for the NCAA tournament, with USC projected as one of the last four byes and Oregon as one of the first four out. Let’s see who will boost their resume tonight as the season hits the final stretch.
USC vs. Oregon Betting Odds
|USC||+4.5 (-110)||Over 142.5 (-110)||+165|
|Oregon||-4.5 (-110)||Under 142.5 (-110)||-195|
USC vs. Oregon Match Details
Fixture: USC Trojans @ Oregon Ducks
Date and Time: Thursday, February 9 2023, 11:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Matthew Wright Arena
USC vs. Oregon Key Stats
The over has been hitting for both of these teams recently.
For USC, the over has hit in four straight games, each exceeding the total by at least 7.5 points. The Trojans have put up at least 75 points in all four of those games, all wins. This season, USC is averaging 72.3 points per game on 45.9% shooting, both third in the Pac-12.
Three of Oregon’s last four games have gone over the total. They put up at least 75 points in all three games that went over. The Ducks shoot 44.9% as a team, fourth in the Pac-12, and average 70.8 points per game, sixth in the conference. Oregon plays at a slower pace than USC.
Defensively USC is one of the best teams in the nation at forcing misses, holding foes to 38.9% shooting which is eighth in that nation. Oregon holds teams to 41.4% shooting, 68th nationally.
USC vs. Oregon Betting Prediction
Both schools are playing well, have a lot to play for, and have similar strengths. They have also been on fire offensively, which has greatly helped them win these games. Their defenses are typically stout, but I think the over is the play here with how both teams’ games have gone lately.