USC vs. UCLA Prediction
Top-25 rivals from the Pac-12 will meet at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night when No. 17 UCLA hosts No. 16 USC at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Bruins laying 7.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 136.5, what’s the best bet on the board?
739 USC Trojans (+7.5) at 740 UCLA Bruins (-7.5); o/u 136.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
USC Trojans DFS Snapshot
Isaiah Mobley totaled nine points (3-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday’s 91-71 loss to Arizona. Mobley struggled in a difficult matchup against Arizona’s strong frontcourt, being held to single digits for just the second time in the last month as he was held to 25 percent shooting. Since missing two games in the middle of February, Mobley is averaging 13.0 points and 8.6 rebounds over the five-game stretch.
UCLA Bruins DFS Snapshot
Coach Mick Cronin said that Johnny Juzang (ankle) is 50-50 to play in Saturday’s game against USC, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports. Juzang has missed the last two games with this ankle injury. Juzang is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest this season. His participation in pregame warmups on Saturday should tell the story on whether or not he goes.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, while USC is 5-1 against the number in its last six games as an underdog. The Trojans have also covered in four of their last four games as a road dog, are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 road games and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: USC TROJANS +7.5