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USC vs. Nebraska Betting the Total: NCAA Basketball Picks

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The USC Trojans travel to Lincoln tonight to take on theNebraska Cornhuskers. Odds makers have laid out the bait with a low total of120. See why we aren’t biting and are still siding with the UNDER.

Record on the year – 10-11-1.

The Line

Betting OddsNebraska (5-1) has opened up a 2 point underdog on theirhome floor against Southern California(3-3).The total has been set at a verylow 120 and as low as 119.5 at some shops. See why see are still riding theUNDER despite this very low number.

This game is going to be ugly

WARNING: this is not going to be a delightful game it towatch, you’d be better off watching paint dry. And that is exactly how we wantit when backing an UNDER. Both of these teams walk the ball up the court, useevery bit off the shot clock to get the best shot available or sometimes theworst, considering neither of them is an offensive machine. Both team’sidentity comes on the defensive end of the floor, they live and die with theirdefensive play.

Nebraska defense

On their home floor this year the Corn Huskers have stifledopposing offenses, holding them to just 55 points per game on an ugly 39%shooting and 35% from three, they rank 63rd in the nation in fieldgoal percentage defense. 

That is not going to bold well for a USC team that has notscored over 65 points in their last 5 games. Overall USC, sits at 213thin the nation in scoring a game and 276th in FG percentage!.

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USC defense

The Trojans are lead by head coach Kevin O’neill, who is adefensive master mind. On the year they have held Long Beach State to just 44points, Texas to just 54 points (with OT included) and an explosive San DiegoState team to just 64 points.

Also this year, the Trojans are holding teams to just 40%shooting from the floor. They are long, athletic and Kevin Oneill’s systemalways give opposing offensives trouble.


With Nebraska’s style of basketball, running the shot clockdown on literally every single possession, we just don’t see how there is goingto be enough offensive opportunities for this game to go over this postedtoday. Their shut down defense and USCs problems scoring, this thing has a48-40 score written all over it. 

NCAAB Picks: Takethe UNDER 120.5 line available at 5Dimes. Also, a recommended play on the 1sthalf UNDER when the number is released.