USC vs. UCLA Pick
Can No. 6 UCLA snap its losing streak to USC when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, UCLA is the favorite at home, as the Bruins are getting odds of -9.5 points against USC. The over/under total for the game is listed at 171.5 points. USC beat UCLA at home on Jan. 25, 84-76. The Trojans have won and covered the spread in four straight in this series.
UCLA has won four straight since the loss to the Trojans to improve to 23-3 on the season and 10-3 in the Pac-12. The Bruins are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games and now sit 13-13 against the spread on the season. UCLA is averaging 91.9 points per game on offense while allowing 76 on defense. TJ Leaf is leading UCLA with 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while Lonzo Ball is adding 15.4 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per contest.
USC is coming off an 81-70 loss at home to Oregon last weekend to snap a five-game losing streak. The Trojans are 21-5 on the season and 8-5 in the Pac-12. The Trojans have covered the spread in four of their last five games to move to 13-12 against the spread on the season. USC is averaging 79 points per game on offense while allowing 71.9 on defense. When on the road, the Trojans average just 71.9 per game on offense. Chimezie Metu is averaging 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game to lead the team while Elijah Stewart is adding 13.8 points per game.
UCLA is having a nice run right now and the Bruins should have revenge on its mind for a sizable road loss about a month ago. USC doesn’t have the same offense on the road that it does on home, so the Bruins should be able to handle winning this game and covering the spread in a track meet, which is what they do at home.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: UCLA -9.5