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Last Updated Feb 27, 2022, 01:24 AM

USC Trojans vs. Oregon Ducks Predictions, Picks, Odds

The USC Trojans (24-4, 13-4 Pac-12) travel to meet the Oregon Ducks (18-10, 11-6) at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN2.

Score Prediction

Oregon 71 USC 68

Best Bet

Oregon -164 ML

USC TROJANS VS. OREGON DUCKS PREDICTIONS

The Trojans avoided an embarrassing setback last time out against cellar-dwelling Oregon State, posting a 94-91 overtime win in Corvallis on Thursday. That's five consecutive victories for the Trojans since a 72-63 loss at Arizona, including a win over UCLA. However, three of the past four wins have been by three or fewer points. Of course, the old saying is that good teams find a way to win, and in March teams just needs to survive and advance, and it doesn't always have to be pretty.

The Ducks are flying high after a 68-63 win over UCLA on Thursday, completing the regular-season sweep of the Bruins. Those signature wins, as well as a 79-69 win at USC back on Jan. 15 as six-point underdogs, will really be nice additions to the resume when the NCAA Tournament committee is perusing their overall body of work. Another win against USC in this one would more than likely punch Oregon's ticket to the Big Dance, if it hasn't already done so.

USC TROJANS VS. OREGON DUCKS BETTING ODDS

  • USC +146
  • Oregon -164
  • USC +3.5 (-106)
  • Oregon -3 (-105)
  • Over 138.5 (-108)
  • Under 139.5 (-110)

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USC TROJANS VS. OREGON DUCKS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pac-12
  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Venue: Matthew Knight Arena
  • Location: Eugene, Ore.
  • TV-Time: ESPN2 - 10:00 p.m. ET

USC TROJANS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 24-4
  • ATS: 13-15
  • O/U: 13-15

The Trojans have won five in a row, and seven of the past eight games overall, but they're also heading into this game on an 0-3 ATS skid. USC has had three such slides so far this season, but every time after an 0-3 ATS run it covered in the fourth game. The last time USC failed to cover four or more in a row was Nov. 19-29, 2019.

USC is 1-4 ATS in the past five games overall, while going 7-3 ATS in the past 10 games on the road. The Trojans are also 11-3 ATS in the past 14 games as a road underdog, and 4-0 ATS in the past four as a 'dog. USC is 7-1 ATS in the past eight road games against a team with a winning home record.

For totals, the UNDER is 11-5-1 in the past 17 games on the road for the Trojans, while going 5-0 in the past five as an underdog, and 4-0 in the past four as a road 'dog. The UNDER is also 6-2 in the past eight following a straight-up win, and 4-1 in the past five after a non-cover.

OREGON DUCKS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 18-10
  • ATS: 11-16
  • O/U: 16-11

The Ducks won the first game outright by 10 points as a six-point underdog while the OVER connected. Oregon is still just 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall, while going 1-4 ATS in the past five at home. The Ducks are also 0-5 ATS in the past five as a favorite.

For totals, the OVER is 15-7 in the past 22 games overall, while going 29-11-1 in the past 41 after a cover and 40-18-1 in the previous 59 after a straight-up win. The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five games at home, however, and 7-2 in the past nine at home against teams with a winning road mark.

INSIDE THE STATS - USC TROJANS

  • Record: 24-4
  • PS/G: 73.6 (115th)
  • PA/G: 64.6 (45th)
  • ORtg: 107.3 (76th)
  • DRtg: 94.2 (52nd)

INSIDE THE STATS - OREGON DUCKS

  • Record: 18-10
  • PS/G: 72.3 (155th)
  • PA/G: 67.8 (147th)
  • ORtg: 105.1 (131st)
  • DRtg: 98.6 (156th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • USC: Boogie Ellis - G (12.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.7 APG, 36.4 3P%)
  • USC: Isaiah Mobley - F (14.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.0 BPG, 37.0 3P%)
  • ORE: Will Richardson - G (15.1 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.5 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 40.1 3P%)
  • ORE: Jacob Young - G (11.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.3 SPG)
The home team is 5-2 ATS in the past seven meeting between USC and Oregon. (AP)

USC TROJANS VS. OREGON DUCKS BETTING CONCLUSION

In this series, USC had been dominant, going 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings prior to Oregon's 79-69 upset win in Los Angeles on Jan. 15. That also snapped a 7-0 SU run by the home teams in the series. The OVER has cashed in three of the past four.

The good news for both sides is that the teams are completely healthy. The Ducks might not have the stellar record that the Trojans have, but they're also flying high after a tremendous win over UCLA last time out, while USC was nearly embarrassed by a bad Oregon State team. Were the Trojans simply overlooking OSU, and looking ahead to this matchup? Perhaps. But that doesn't explain a subpar effort in a 62-60 win against Washington State in the prior game on Feb. 20. The Trojans are 0-3 ATS in the past three games, and 2-7 ATS in the past nine. I like Oregon to use the UCLA win as a springboard into this game, pulling off another solid resume-building win.

USC TROJANS VS. OREGON DUCKS BETTING TRENDS

  • USC is 1-4 ATS in the past five games overall.
  • USC is 11-3 ATS in the past 14 as a road underdog.
  • USC is 7-3 ATS in the past 10 road games.
  • USC is 4-0 ATS in the past four as an underdog.
  • Oregon is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall.
  • Oregon is 1-4 ATS in the past home games.
  • Oregon is 1-4 ATS in the past five as a home favorite.
  • Oregon is 7-3 ATS in the past 10 vs. winning teams.
  • The UNDER is 11-5-1 in the past 17 road games for USC.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the past five as an underdog for USC.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the past four as a road 'dog for USC.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight following a SU win for USC.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five after a non-cover for USC.
  • The OVER is 15-7 in the past 22 games overall for Oregon.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five home games for Oregon.
  • The favorite is 10-3 ATS in the past 13 meetings.
  • The home team is 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings.

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