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NCAA Basketball Thursday's Pac-12 Odds and Betting Preview for Feb. 27, 2020
A late-night doubleheader of Thursday’s college basketball betting action offers a pair of intriguing matchups in the Pac-12.
First up, the Arizona Wildcats will be on the road against the USC Trojans with each team looking for a much needed win. The other pairing renews a long-running rivalry between the Oregon State Beavers and the No. 14 Oregon Ducks in Eugene.
Arizona Wildcats at USC Trojans
(ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: TBA
Arizona dropped out of the national rankings with Saturday’s 73-72 overtime loss to Oregon as a five-point home favorite. It is 6-2 straight-up with a 5-3 record against the spread in its last eight games. The total has gone OVER in the Wildcats’ last two games after staying UNDER in six of their previous eight outings. They are 19-8 SU (15-12 ATS) overall with a 9-5 mark in Pac-12 play.
Arizona is averaging 78.1 points per game with three players scoring at least 12 points a game. The team has a points-allowed average of 65.3.
With five SU losses in their last seven games, the Trojans (19-9 SU, 17-11 ATS) are 8-7 SU in conference play. Sunday’s 79-65 road loss to Utah as one-point underdogs was the first time they failed to cover in their last six games. The total went OVER 136 points in Saturday’s loss after staying UNDER in seven of USC’s previous eight games.
Forward Onyeka Okongwu leads the team with 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. The Trojans are averaging 71.3 PPG while giving up 67.3 points a game on defense.
-- The Wildcats are 4-0 both SU and ATS in their last four road games with the total staying UNDER in the last three road games. They are 5-5 SU with a 6-4 record ATS over their last 10 games played on the road.
-- The Trojans have won seven of their last eight home games SU while going 4-2 ATS in the last six. The total has stayed UNDER in their last four games at home.
-- Arizona has won seven of the last 10 meetings SU with the recent 85-80 victory at home. The series is tied 5-5 ATS over the last 10 games between the two. The has gone OVER in the last two meetings.
Oregon State Beavers at No. 14 Oregon Ducks
(ESPN2, 11:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Oregon -10, Total 139
Oregon State came out on top 63-53 as a 3 ½-point home underdog in the first meeting against the Ducks but it has dropped its last three games SU. The Beavers (15-12 SU and ATS) were able to cover as five-point road underdogs in Saturday’s 74-73 loss to Arizona State. They are 4-7 ATS over their last 11 games with the total going OVER in four of their last seven outings.
Oregon State has lost 10 of 15 Pac-12 games this season SU behind a defense that is allowing 68.1 PPG. Senior forward Tres Tinkle is the leading scorer with 18.2 points a game. He scored 25 points in Saturday’s loss.
The Ducks (10-5) are a half game behind Arizona State for first place in the Pac-12 and 19-8 SU overall. They are an even 3-3 SU over their past six games with three covers in their last four contests. The total has gone OVER in their last three games.
Payton Pritchard scored a career-high 38 points in Saturday’s road upset against Arizona. The senior guard leads the team in scoring this season with 20.1 PPG. Oregon is averaging 75.5 points a game with a trio of players in double figures.
-- The Beavers have lost five of their last seven road games as underdogs but they have covered in three of their last five road games getting points. The total has gone OVER in seven of their last 10 games getting points on the road.
-- The Ducks have a SU 18-game winning streak as home favorites with an even 5-5 record ATS in the last 10 victories. The total has gone OVER in seven of the last eight home games as favorites.
-- Oregon State won the first meeting as part of a 4-1 record SU and ATS in the last five games between the two in-state rivals. The total stayed UNDER in four of those five games.