USC vs. UCLA - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (10-7) at USC Trojans (9-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UCLA Bruins -4
The USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins face off on Wednesday at the Galen Center in a Pac-12 college basketball rivalry game.
The USC Trojans are 9-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. USC is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 12.8 points per game. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 10.3 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 8.1 points. USC is 6-3 at home this season and 1-3 in Pac-12 play.
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The UCLA Bruins are 10-7 this season and they are coming off of a win in their last game. UCLA is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents shoot 40.5 percent. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists per game to lead the Bruins. Norman Powell is averaging 14.7 points, Kevon Looney is averaging 13.1 points and 10.3 rebounds, and Isaac Hamilton is averaging 11.6 points. UCLA is 0-3 o the road and 2-2 inPac-12 play.
USC is 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12 and 4-0 against the spread in Wednesday games. UCLA is 5-2 against the spread against the Pac-12, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
UCLA seems to have found something that is working and I look for them to cover the number here.