Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Bears and Trojans. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on PACN, and it's hosted by the Trojans at Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 151.5 points, and the Trojans are the home favorites against the Golden Bears in a Pac-12 conference matchup.


The Pick: California Golden Bears +8.5

This game will be played at Galen Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Even though we have USC winning straight-up, we like California at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Golden Bears Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

California is set to play their 14th game of the season against USC. Their overall record is 4-9. In their past ten road games, including those from last year, California is 0-10. As California gets ready to face USC, their ATS record stands at 6-7. However, in the team's previous five games, they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving California have had an average of 153.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.8 points. Their over/under record is 9-4-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

The California offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Arizona State. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.3% and connected on 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Golden Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 274th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 238th in percentage and 80th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Golden Bears' defense is positioned 239th in the country, permitting 77.4 points per game. In today's game, the California defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 71 points.

Is It the Trojans Game to Lose at Home?

USC will be playing their 14th game of the season, currently holding a 6-7 record. So far this year, USC has gone 2-4 on the road and 4-3 at home. USC has a subpar ATS record, sitting at 5-8. In their previous five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

USC comes in with an over/under record of 10-3-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 152.3 points per game so far. In the Trojans' last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 155 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.

In contrast to their season average of 77.5 points per game, the USC had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against Oregon State and had a field goal percentage of 50.9%. On the offensive front, the Trojans have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 184th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 147th in terms of percentage and 119th in three-pointers made.

The Trojans' defense is presently ranked 204th nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, USC's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.