Planning on watching today’s Trojans and Buffaloes game? Catch the action at CU Events Center in Boulder, CO, as the Buffaloes hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN2. The over/under for this game is set at 151.5 points, and the Buffaloes are the home favorites against the Trojans in a Pac-12 conference matchup.


The Pick: USC Trojans +10

This game will be played at CU Events Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Buffaloes.
  • Even though we have Colorado winning straight-up, we like USC at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Trojans Grab a Win in Boulder?

USC enters this game as a 10-point underdog, and the team has gone 0-3 when not favored this season. The Trojans are 8-8 overall, including a 2-4 record on the road. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6.

Most recently, USC lost to Washington State by a score of 72-64. The team’s average scoring margin on the road this season is -1.5 points per game. So far, the Trojans have gone 2-3 in Pac-12 play.

USC has an ATS record of 7-9 this season and they are 2-4 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Trojans have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for USC games is 12-4. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 152.8 points, which is higher than the average over/under line of 148. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 154 points.

Most recently, the USC offense finished with just 64 points vs. Washington State. For the game, they hit 6/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 37.9%. The team’s top scorer is Boogie Ellis, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.7, while Isaiah Collier also maintains a PPG average of 15.4 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Trojans’ defense holds the 241st rank in the nation, allowing 74.8 points per game. USC will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Washington State to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Are the Buffaloes Ready for a Home Win?

Colorado comes into this game with a 11-5 overall record, including a 10-0 mark at home. The Buffaloes are favored by 10 points, and they have gone 10-3 as the favorite this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Buffaloes have gone a perfect 10-0, and they have won their last 10 games overall. In their most recent game, they lost to California by a score of 82-78.

As the favorite this season, Colorado is just 6-6-1 against the spread. However, their home ATS record is 7-2-1, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buffaloes are 3-6-1.

This season, the over/under record for Colorado’s games is 9-7, and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Buffaloes’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 81 points per contest. KJ Simpson is leading the team in scoring at 19.9 points per contest. Tristan Da Silva has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.2 going into the game.

Currently, the Buffaloes’ defense holds the 171st rank in the nation, allowing 71.9 points per game. Against California in their most recent game, the Colorado defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing California to hit 40% of their shots.