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USC Trojans (10-16) vs. UCLA Bruins (14-12)
February 24, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCLA Bruins -5.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday in a college basketball at Pauley Pavillion. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free USC vs UCLA prediction.

USC Need to Bounce Back

Two games ago USC was getting some momentum beating Utah, but they followed that up with a loss in the last game. USC scored 89 points against Colorado, but the defense gave up 92 points. They forced double overtime, but they ran out of gas late. Boogie Ellis had a strong game putting up 30 points, five assists, and four rebounds. USC on the season is averaging 74.7 points while their defense is giving up 75.5 points per game. In this game the defense is going to need to step up. Boogie Ellis is averaging 16.7 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. 

Is UCLA Figuring it Out?

UCLA has won six of the last seven games and even the one game they lost it was by only a point to Utah. in the second half they were outscored 36-33 and they ended up losing 70-69. Lazar Stefanovic had a strong game putting up 19 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. UCLA is averaging 66.2 points while their defense is giving up 64.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 16th while the offense is ranked 333rd. Sebastian Mack is averaging 13.1 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field. UCLA will face Washington after this game.

USC vs UCLA Betting Prediction 

USC needs to bounce back, but it’s not going to happen. The way UCLA has been playing the last few weeks has been impressive and they are going to have no issue running up the score here against the USC defense. UCLA is giving up only 66.2 points per game and their defense is going to really lockdown here. This game is going to be an easy victory by UCLA. Back UCLA against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: UCLA -5.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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