Trojans vs. Buffaloes Prediction
The 18th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes are tied atop the Pacific-12 Conference standings heading into tonight's home game against the USC Trojans. Is a decisive win by double digits in the cards for Colorado?
Thursday, February 20, 2020
CU Events Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buffaloes are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 135.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on host Colorado. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest updates.
Trojans ease past Cougars
Southern Cal earned a 70-51 home win Saturday night over Washington State to improve to 19-7 overall and 8-5 in conference action. The Trojans outscored the Cougars 40-30 in the second to put it away. Daniel Utomi paced USC with 23 points on 6-of-15 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also registered six rebounds and four assists. Ethan Anderson tallied 12 points, five dimes and three boards. Elijah Weaver added 11 points and two caroms off the bench.
Buffaloes dominate on road
Colorado earned a 69-47 win Saturday night at Oregon State to move to 20-6 overall and 9-4 in the Pac-12. The Buffaloes outscored the Beavers 38-25 in the second half to roll to the victory. Tyler Bey led Colorado with 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting plus 9-of-13 at the charity stripe. He also ripped down 15 rebounds. McKinley Wright IV added 13 points, 10 boards and six assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Trojans are 1-3 ATS in the last four meetings. Southern Cal is 2-3 straight up in the last five meetings.
The home team is 2-6 ATS in the last six meetings. Five of the last six meetings have gone under the total.
The Trojans should provide more resistance to Colorado than Oregon State did and will also be properly motivated after being embarrassed to the tune of 79-57 at home versus the Buffaloes. Southern Cal has had some road struggles but also played competitive basketball at Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State. I'm taking the Trojans to play a solid basketball game here to stay within the number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: USC TROJANS +9.5