California Golden Bears vs. USC Trojans - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (19-9) at California Golden Bears (20-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Haas Pavilion)
The Line: California Golden Bears -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The USC Trojans will travel to play the California Golden Bears in a PAC-12 game on Sunday.
The California Golden Bears are 20-8 (10-5) and are coming off of a win against UCLA by a score of 75-63. California has won their last 6 games and is currently 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. California is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. California is also averaging 40.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 15.8 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for California. Tyrone Wallace is averaging 15.4 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Golden Bears. California is shooting 65.4% on free throws, 37.1% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The USC Trojans are 19-9 (8-7) and are coming off of a loss to Stanford by a score of 84-64. USC has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 6th in the PAC-12 standings. USC is averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 74.4 points per game. USC is also averaging 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 13 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for USC. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.4 assists per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
USC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. USC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The over is 7-1 in USC’s last 8 road games. California is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. California is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 5-2 in California’s last 7 games. The underdog is 5-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
USC has struggled in their last few games, while California has been playing very strong. California will be at home and is on a 6 game winning streak entering this game. USC has the higher scoring offense, while California is the better defensive team. With the way that USC has been playing, I have to go with California here.