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    California Golden Bears versus USC Trojans Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-17-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 12-13 USC Trojans will hit the road in PAC 12 conference play when they face the 15-9 California Golden Bears in an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from California is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the PAC 12 Network.

    The college basketball odds from this game has the home team California Golden Bears favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 134 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on the side of the Golden Bears as California opened up as a -6 point favorite when the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams last met on January 5th with California posting the 72-64 road win at USC as a +1 point underdog. The game ended over 129 ½ points.

    The Trojans have a true road record of 3-6 on the season. USC is 7-5 against the PAC 12. On the road in conference the team has loses to Colorado, Arizona St and Arizona with wins against Utah, UCLA and on Thursday a 65-64 win on the highway to the Stanford Cardinal as a +9 point underdog. The total came in at under 136 ½ points. USC went up 35-23 at the half. They made 41.5% from the floor along with 3 of 8 from three. The Trojans get to the line 23 times while Stanford goes 4 of 12 from the charity stripe. USC allowed 41.5% shooting to the Cardinal. Dewayne Dedmon scored 13 points and pulled down 8 boards on 6 of 8 shooting. Since the head coaching change the team is 7-4 and we have seen an upsurge offensively from USC. They are on a four game win streak and have averaged 70 points per game during this stretch.

    The Golden Bears on their home court is 8-4 straight up. The team is 7-5 versus conference opponents. At home in conference the Golden Bears have a loss to Washington with wins against Washington St, Oregon St, Oregon and on Thursday a 76-63 win against the UCLA Bruins as a -2 point betting favorite. The total landed under 143 points. Cal stormed to the 47-22 lead at the half. They finish the game shooting 50% from the floor but just 2 of 11 from three. The Golden Bears allowed the Bruins 37.7% shooting and pulled down ten more rebounds than UCLA. David Kravish had 18 points and 13 rebounds on 8 of 11 shooting. California is in the top third of college basketball in defensive field goal percentage by allowing opponents just 40.6% shooting on the year.