USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (13-9) at USC Trojans (17-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The UCLA Bruins will travel to play the USC Trojans in a PAC-12 game on Thursday.
The USC Trojans are 17-5 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against Washington by a score of 98-88. USC has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the PAC-12 standings. USC is averaging 84.2 points per game while giving up 73.9 points per game. USC is also averaging 42.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for USC. Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 46.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The UCLA Bruins are 13-9 (4-5) and are coming off of a win against Washington State by a score of 83-50. UCLA has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 7th in the PAC-12 standings. UCLA is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 76.8 points per game. UCLA is also averaging 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 17 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for UCLA. Isaac Hamilton is averaging 16.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Bruins. UCLA is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 36.3% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
USC defeated UCLA by a score of 89-75 on January 13th. USC led by 8 points at halftime and was able to pull away for the impressive road win. Jordan McLaughlin led USC with 23 points and 4 assists, while Tony Parker led UCLA with 27 points and 12 rebounds. USC out rebounded UCLA by a total of 42-39 and added 14 assists in their win.
UCLA is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. UCLA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1 in UCLA’s last 6 games following an ATS win. USC is 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 home games. USC is 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games. The over is 5-1 in USC’s last 6 games. The over is 6-0 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
I really like how this USC team is playing, while UCLA has sputtered in conference play. USC is a high scoring team that rebounds the ball very well. USC was able to win on the road in the first matchup between these teams, and I am picking them to get the season sweep.