2007-2008 USC Trojans College Basketball Betting Odds

College basketball betting odds on USC will be interesting to watch this season as they Trojans are young, but talented.

The Trojans will be capable of winning on any night versus basketball betting odds but their youth will cause them to lose some games they shouldn’t. College basketball betting odds stats show that sophomore starting forward Taj Gibson returns as a legitimate double-double player. He's the team's top returning scorer (12.2 points per game according to college basketball betting odds stats) and third in the league in rebounds (8.7 rpg). Gibson set USC freshman records with 321 rebounds - a figure that was fifth-most in school history, and 69 blocked shots according to basketball betting stats.  Sophomore point guard Daniel Hackett (5.3 points per game according to college basketball betting odds stats) made steady improvement throughout the season and it showed in the postseason where he averaged 11 points per game according to college basketball betting odds stats.

The Trojans also return sophomore guard Dwight Lewis (5.8 ppg according to college basketball betting odds stats).  The key player for USC could be guard O.J. Mayo. He is expected to be an immediate star and he may lead the Trojans in scoring this season. The Trojans are trying to make the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back years for the first time since 2001 and 2002 according to college basketball betting odds stats. Freshman forward Mamadou Diarra is expected to contribute early as well and help Gibson according to experts that bet college basketball betting odds. Juniors RouSean Cromwell (2.3 points per game according to basketball betting stats) and Keith Wilkinson (1.7 points per game according to college basketball betting odds stats also return.

Experts that look at college basketball betting odds see that the Trojans lost a lot of talent in Nick Young, Loddrick Stewart, and Gabe Pruitt. Those three led the team in scoring in all but seven games last season according to basketball betting stats.  Even though they lost a lot of talent they return even more.  The problem for USC according to college basketball betting odds experts is experience.  They have a ton of talent but must gain experience to avoid making mistakes and giving games away.  That may happen as the season progresses and USC could be a very dangerous tournament team and one that wins versus college basketball betting odds.