UCLA vs. USC - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (11-18) at UCLA Bruins (18-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pauley Pavilion)
The Line: UCLA Bruins -12 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans face off on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The UCLA Bruins are 18-12 this season and are playing their final game of their regular season for this year. UCLA is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Norman Powell leads the Bruins averaging 16.5 points per game. Bryce Alford is averaging 15.2 points and 5.1 assists, Kevon Looney is averaging 12.3 points and 9.4 rebounds, and Tony Parker is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. UCLA is 15-1 at home and 10-7 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 11-18 this season and are coming off of a win over Washington that ended a three game losing skid. USC is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Nikola Jovanovic leads the Trojans averaging 12.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.1 points, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.1 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 8.5 points. USC is 2-8 on the road and 3-14 in the Pac-12.
UCLA is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 5-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. USC is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set at 140.5 but that still seems a little light so I will go with the over. 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.