USC Trojans (21-6) at Utah Runnin' Utes (12-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: USC Trojans -7 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The USC Trojans and Utah Utes meet Thursday in the college basketball Pac-12 Quarterfinal at the T-Mobile Arena.
The USC Trojans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The USC Trojans are averaging 74.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Evan Mobley is averaging 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while Tahj Eaddy is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 assists. Drew Peterson is grabbing five rebounds and Isaiah Mobley is dishing 1.5 assists. The USC Trojans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Utes look for another win after beating Washington on Wednesday. The Utah Utes are averaging 70.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Timmy Allen is averaging 16.8 points and six rebounds while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 13.2 points and two rebounds. Mikael Jantunen is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Pelle Larsson is dishing 2.8 assists. The Utah Utes are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Utes are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The USC Trojans have been the class of this conference and will be favored for obvious reasons. However, the Utah Utes are playing some of their best ball of the season, which includes 53.4 percent shooting from the field and 47.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Utah also beat USC in the last meeting a couple weeks ago by 10 points as a 4.5-point underdog. I'll ride the hot hand with Utah and the points.