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California vs. #15 USC: Live stream info, game preview, picks and predictions & more

USC will return to the court two nights after a home loss.

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The No. 15 USC Trojans are coming off a bad home loss as they return to the floor for a matchup with the California Golden Bears on Saturday night.

USC (17-3, 7-3 Pac-12) lost to the Stanford Cardinal 64-61 on Thursday night, and this will be their fourth game since last Saturday. The Trojans rate 26th overall in KenPom, and they rate slightly better defensively than offensively in adjusted efficiency. Isaiah Mobley leads the team in points, rebounds, assists and steals per game. Joshua Morgan missed the last two games with a knee injury and could be out once again.

California (9-11, 2-7 Pac-12) is on a six-game losing streak, and they’re struggling to remain competitive at this point. The Bears haven’t won a game since January 2nd, and they have really struggled offensively as they barely rate inside the top 200 in adjusted efficiency. Jordan Shepherd is the team’s leading scorer with 14.4 points per game.

How to watch USC vs. California

When: Saturday, January 29th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Galen Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac-12 Network
Where to live stream online: Pac-12 Live, Pac-12 Now app
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook

Odds

Spread: USC -12
Total: 129

The Pick

USC -12

California was blown out by 25 points against the No. 3 Arizona Wildcats and 24 points against the No. 7 UCLA Bruins. There is a sizeable talent gap between these two teams again, and USC has to be eager to get back on the court after a recent loss.

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