Colorado Buffaloes vs. USC Trojans: 2/25/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 25, 2021

The No. 19 USC Trojans (19-4) are slight underdogs (by 2.5 points) to build on a four-game road win streak when they visit the Colorado Buffaloes (17-7) on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 136.5 points.

Betting Information

Colorado vs USC Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colorado -2.5 -112 -110 136.5 -110 -113 -148 120

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Computer picks for Colorado vs USC
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
USC (+2.5) Over (136.5) Colorado 70 USC 68

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Total Facts

  • The Buffaloes and their opponents have scored more than 136.5 points in 45.8% of their outings this year (11 of 24 opportunities).
  • USC has played in 14 games this year (out of 23 total matchups — 60.9% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 136.5 points.
  • The Buffaloes and the Trojans combine to average 12.7 more points per game than the total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Buffaloes and the Trojans have seen their opponents average a combined 9.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 136.5 set in this matchup.
  • The average point total in Buffaloes games this year is 0.2 more points than the total of 136.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Trojans games this year is 3.3 more points than the point total of 136.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 73.5 points per game the Buffaloes record are 9.4 more points than the Trojans give up (64.1).
  • Colorado is 13-0-1 against the spread and 16-3 overall when scoring more than 64.1 points.
  • USC has a 0-3 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall when allowing more than 73.5 points.
  • The Trojans put up an average of 75.7 points per game, 12.5 more points than the 63.2 the Buffaloes allow.
  • In games it scores more than 63.2 points, USC is 15-0 against the spread and 19-1 overall.
  • Colorado’s record is 0-4 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it gives up more than 75.7 points.
  • The Buffaloes have put up a total of 249 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 10.3 per game), and the Trojans have out-scored opponents by 266 points on the season (11.6 more per game).

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Colorado Betting Information

  • Colorado has been good against the spread this season, posting a 13-10-1 record.
  • The Buffaloes fare well when favored by at least 2.5 points, posting an 11-6-1 record against the spread.
  • Colorado has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 9 times in 24 contests (37.5%).

USC Betting Information

  • The Trojans have a winning record against the spread, going 15-7 ATS (covering 68.2% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Trojans have a record ATS of 13-7.
  • USC and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 12 of 22 (54.5%).

Head to Head

Colorado vs USC (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/31/2020 USC -3.5 141.5 -175 +143 Regular Season 72-62 COL
2/20/2020 Colorado -9 136 -477 +353 Regular Season 70-66 COL
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-57 COL
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-67 COL
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-65 COL

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Colorado Leaders

  • The Buffaloes leader in points and assists is McKinley Wright IV, who puts up 14.5 points per game along with 5.5 assists.
  • Colorado’s best rebounder is Jeriah Horne, who averages 5.6 boards per game in addition to his 11.0 PPG average.
  • Horne leads his teammates on the Buffaloes with 1.6 made threes per outing.
  • The Colorado leader in both steals and blocks is Eli Parquet, who averages 1.0 steal and 0.8 rejections per game.

USC Leaders

  • Evan Mobley puts up 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Trojans, making him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • The Trojans’ top assist machine is Ethan Anderson with a stat line of 3.4 assists, 5.9 points, and 1.8 rebounds per game.
  • Tahj Eaddy paces his teammates on the Trojans with 2.0 made threes per outing.
  • USC’s leader in steals and blocks is Mobley with 1.0 steal and 3.0 blocks per game.
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