USC vs. Utah Prediction
No. 12 Utah won't take USC lightly after the Trojans blew out UCLA on Wednesday night. Will the Utes respond with a cover in tonight's Pac-12 tournament matchup?
After opening as a 4.5-point favorite, Utah is now -6 to beat USC in tonight's 9:00PM ET tip-off according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. As for the total, the number opened at 147 and that's where it currently sits.
The Trojans will have their hands full with Wooden Award finalist and conference player of the year Jakob Poeltl tonight. He has five double-doubles during the Utes' winning streak and racked up 16 points, 13 boards and five blocks in Saturday's 57-55 win over Colorado.
Despite the win and cover last night against the Bruins, USC is just 2-5 against the spread in its lat seven Pac-12 games. The Trojans are also 4-14 against the number in their last 18 games following a win of 20 or more points while the Utes are 6-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six games coming off a win.
PAC-12 TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: UTAH UTES -6