USC Trojans vs. Utah Utes - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (20-7) at USC Trojans (19-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -4 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Utah Utes will travel to play the USC Trojans in a PAC-12 game on Sunday.
The USC Trojans are 19-7 (8-5) and are coming off of a win against Colorado by a score of 79-72. USC has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 4th in the PAC-12 standings. USC does have a conference win against Arizona, who is 1st in the conference. USC is averaging 82.9 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. USC is also averaging 40.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13.2 points per game and 5 assists per game for USC. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 38.3% on three-pointers, and 46.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Utah Utes are 20-7 (9-5) and are coming off of a win against UCLA by a score of 75-73. Utah has won 3 games in a row and is currently 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. Utah is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Utah is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 17.7 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for Utah. Jordan Loveridge is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Utes. Utah is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Utah is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. Utah is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-0 in Utah’s last 5 Sunday games. USC is 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 home games. USC is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss. The under is 9-4 in USC’s last 13 home games. Utah is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
This should be a good game between two teams that are fighting for positioning at the top of the PAC-12 conference. USC has the better offense, while Utah is the better defensive team. USC has the home court advantage and is also the better rebounding team. I like USC to win this game at home.