USC vs. Utah - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (16-4) at USC Trojans (9-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans +12 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and the Utah Utes face off on Sunday at the Galen Center in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup.
The USC Trojans are 9-11 this season and they have lost their last five games in a row. USC is averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Nikola Jovanovic leads the Trojans averaging 13.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.3 points, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.2 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 7.8 points. USC is 6-5 at home and 1-7 n the Pac-12.
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The Utah Utes are 16-4 this season and hey are coming off of a 10-point loss at UCLA. Utah is averaging 74.3 points and they are shooting 49.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Delon Wright leads the Utes averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 assists per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.9 points, Jordan Loveridge is averaging 10.5 points, and Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.9 points and 7.6 rebounds. Utah is 2-3 on the road and 6-2 in the Pac-12.
USC is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven Sunday games, 19-39-2 against the spread in their last 60 home games, and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Utah is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 39-17-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Utah has covered the point spread in their last four games against USC.
With the total set at 131 I like the over with my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.