Oregon vs. USC Prediction
Pac-12 rivals clash today at 4:00PM ET when unranked USC plays hosts to No. 9 Oregon. Will the Ducks cover as a small road favorite?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trojans are now 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Ducks after opening as a 1-point dog. As for the total, the number opened at 158 and that's where it currently sits.
Oregon has been a fantastic play for bettors coming off wins, covering in seven of its last nine games following a victory. The Ducks are also 17-8 against the number in their last 25 conference games and have covered in 25 of their last 37 games overall.
The opposite can be said for USC, which has struggled at the betting window of late. The Trojans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games versus the Ducks. They'll once again have a tough time containing senior forward Elgin Cook, who tied a career high with 26 points when Oregon beat USC 89-81 on January 21 of this year.
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