USC vs. UCLA - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UCLA Bruins (19-11) at USC Trojans (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5
The UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Galen Center.
The UCLA Bruins look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 70.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chris Smith is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds and Jalen Hill is averaging 9.9 points and 1.3 assists. Prince Ali is dishing 1.3 assists and Cody Riley is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won three straight road games.
The USC Trojans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The USC Trojans are averaging 71.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Onyeka Okongwu is averaging 16.4 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jonah Mathews is averaging 12.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Nick Rakocevic is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mobley is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won four straight home games.
The home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The UCLA Bruins have been the hottest team in the Pac-12 lately, but now they go on the road where they lose by an average of 2.7 points and have failed to cover four of their nine tries. The USC Trojans are 19-11 against the spread on the season, and they win at home by an average of 9.5 points while allowing 38.5 percent shooting from the field and 30.3 percent shooting from deep. USC also beat up on UCLA on the road back in January, shooting 57 percent from the field and 50 percent from deep. At home on senior night, I'll lay the small chalk with the Trojans at home.