Planning on watching today’s Trojans and Beavers game? Catch the action at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, OR, as the Beavers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on PACN. In this Pac-12 matchup, the Trojans are the betting favorite against the Beavers. The over/under for the game is 141 points.
USC TROJANS VS OREGON STATE BEAVERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oregon State Beavers +8.5
This game will be played at Gill Coliseum at 10:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Beavers.
- Not only will Oregon State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Trojans Offense Score Enough in Corvallis?
This will be USC’s 13th game of the season and they currently have a 6-6 overall record. In away games, the Trojans have a 2-3 record this season while they have a 4-3 record at home. USC enters today’s game with a 5-7 ATS record. In games played on the road, USC is 2-3 vs. the spread this season and has a 4-6 ATS record in their previous ten road games.
After 12 games, USC has an over/under record of 9-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 152 points per game so far. In the Trojans’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 157 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.
The USC offense is coming off a game in which they scored 74 points vs. Oregon. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.9% while connecting on 8 threes. In terms of offense, the Trojans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 213rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 158th in percentage and 128th in three-pointers made.
In terms of defense, USC is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.8 points per game. In today’s game vs. Oregon State, the USC defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, USC made 26 free-throws vs. the Trojans.
Can Oregon State Pull Off a Home Win?
After 12 games, Oregon State’s record stands at 8-4. To this point, all of their games have been played at home. As Oregon State enters today’s game, their ATS record sits at 4-8. Examining their performance in the previous five games, they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Oregon State has an over/under record of 8-4-0, with their games averaging 139.8 points per game on average. The Beavers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 134 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
In contrast to their season average of 70.8 points per game, the Oregon State had a below average performance. They scored 62 points against UCLA and had a field goal percentage of 44%. Jordan Pope is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dexter Akanno brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.
At this time, the Beavers’ defense is positioned 110th in the country, permitting 69.1 points per game. Against UCLA, the Beavers’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, UCLA only made 9 free-throws.