USC vs. Oregon State Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Thursday’s college basketball betting lineup doesn’t offer any eye-popping matchups. However, this evening’s USC vs. Oregon State Basketball matchup should still make for some highly entertaining action. The Trojans are looking to build momentum seeing as how they’re 2-2 in their last 4 matchups. On the other hand, the Beavers are looking to keep their current 3 game winning streak rolling. So which team has the edge this Thursday night? Let’s check on the NCAA sportsbook betting odds to get a better idea.
USC vs. Oregon State Basketball – Thursday, January 10th
When: 11:00 pm ET
Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Trojans enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 9-6 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Pac-12. With an undefeated 2-0 record in conference play this season, USC is but a ½ game behind the conference leading Arizona Wildcats. Interestingly enough, the college basketball betting odds are pegging USC as a decent underdog this evening. And even though USC has a slightly better offense that Oregon State, the Beavers’ superior defense takes the cake. Right now USC is scoring 79.3 per game, which beats out the 7.35 that Oregon State is putting up. Defensively the Beavers get a big edge as they’re only giving up 65.5 per game while the Trojans are allotting 73.1. If those numbers pan out these evening, the Trojans will surely fall short of that 4 ½ spread mark.
Players to Watch: Bennie Boatwright (15.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.4 apg), Nick Rakocevic (15.7 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Jonah Matthews (12.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.7 apg).
Oregon State Beavers
The Beavers swim into this Pac-12 matchup sporting a 9-4 record. With a 1-0 record in conference play this season, the Beavers are eager about facing another Pac-12 opponent. The odds are sticking with the Beavers here and Oregon State will be looking to use their home court advantage to close out this game in the crunch. Oddly enough Oregon State hasn’t had much luck against USC as of late. In fact, Oregon State is 3-7 versus the Trojans in their last 10. Ultimately they’re hoping to improve that trend this Thursday night.
Players to Watch: Tres Tinkle (20.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.2 apg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (14.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg), and Ethan Thompson (12.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.6 apg).
USC vs. Oregon State Basketball Betting Predictions
USC vs. Oregon State Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this USC vs. Oregon State Basketball matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. However, since they have the better defense and will be playing at home, Oregon State looks like the best pick. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 69-63 Oregon State.