USC at Texas NCAA Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting on Thursday features an ESPN 2 contest as second-ranked Texas hosts USC.

It will be the 10th all-time meeting between the Trojans and Longhorns with USC holding the 5-4 edge. Texas is a solid home favorite in this college basketball betting matchup.

NCAA basketball betting has this game being part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. It is the third season of the series that has 12 annual matchups between the two conferences. Texas comes into this NCAA basketball betting matchup at 5-0 for the fourth time in the last eight years.

The Longhorns have looked good too as they have started the college basketball betting season with five straight double-digit wins for just the fourth time in school history.  They have held all five opponents to below 27% shooting from three-point range. Dexter Pittman had 21 points against Rice and he has reached double figures in scoring four times this season. J’Covan Brown has scored in double figures in every NCAA basketball betting game this season.

USC figures to struggle to score on Thursday in NCAA basketball betting. This season Texas has held opponents to an average of just 52.8 points per game in NCAA basketball betting. In four of its first five games, Texas has dominated the second half as they have allowed an average of 24.8 points per second half. Damion James leads the team in scoring at 15.4 points per NCAA basketball betting game.  He also leads the team in rebounding at 10.2 per game.

This is not one of the past USC teams that could compete for national honors. The Trojans have already lost two games this NCAA basketball betting season against Nebraska and Loyola Marymount.  They failed to reach the 60 point mark in those two losses. They definitely seem overmatched in this NCAA basketball betting game against a talented Texas team that is ranked second in the country. It doesn’t help that the Trojans are 1-4 in college basketball betting in their last 5 vs. the Big 12. They are also 0-3-1 vs. the NCAA basketball betting odds in their last 4 games overall.

Texas is 4-0 vs. college basketball betting lines in their last 4 home games. They are 6-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 7 non-conference games and Texas is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 NCAA basketball betting games vs. the Pac-10.

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