Miami vs. USC Prediction
The 10-7 matchup on Friday afternoon pits Miami from the ACC against USC from the Pac-12 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Will the Trojans cover as a 2-point favorite or will the Hurricanes come through for bettors as an underdog?
755 Miami Hurricanes (+2) vs. 756 USC Trojans (-2); o/u 139.5
3:10 p.m. ET, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Miami Hurricanes DFS Snapshot
Jordan Miller produced 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and three steals over 37 minutes during Friday’s 80-76 loss to Duke. Miller did what he could, but Miami could not complete the upset and ultimately fell against Duke in a tight contest. He ends the season having scored 13 or more points in four games in a row, and he also recorded two double-doubles in that span.
USC Trojans DFS Snapshot
Isaiah Mobley ended Friday’s 69-59 loss to UCLA with nine points (4-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 38 minutes. Mobley failed to get much offense going against UCLA in a Pac-12 semifinal loss Friday, shooting just 36 percent from the field. The talented center has posted six double-doubles on the season but none in the last five games and has been held to single digits three times in the last four games. Mobley led the Trojans in points, rebounds, blocks and steals this season.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Hurricanes are 22-8-1 against the spread in their last 31 games as an underdog, are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall and are 7-1 at the window in their last eight games coming off a loss. On the other side, the Trojans are winless against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 2-5 at the window in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HURRICANES +2