Betting on today’s Trojans and Bruins game? Catch the action at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this game is set at 133.5 points, and UCLA is favored by -5.5 vs. USC in a Pac-12 conference matchup.

USC TROJANS VS UCLA BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCLA Bruins -5.5

This game will be played at Pauley Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UCLA BRUINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Not only will UCLA pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Trojans Win on the Road?

USC enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and the Trojans have gone 0-9 as the underdog this season. Their record on the road is just 2-9, and they have lost their last seven games away from home. On the season, USC is 10-16, including a 4-10 record in Pac-12 play.

In their last game, the Trojans defeated Utah, 68-64. Over their last three games on the road, USC is 0-3, and they have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the underdog this season, USC has gone just 2-7 vs. the spread. On the road, the Trojans are only 4-7 ATS this year and have an overall ATS mark of 11-14. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, USC is just 2-8 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for USC games is 15-9-1. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, and over their last 10 games, the average is 145 points. Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (147.8). On the year, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In contrast to their season average of 74.7 points per game, the USC had a below average performance. They scored 68 points against Utah and had a field goal percentage of 40.6%. Boogie Ellis is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.7. Meanwhile, Isaiah Collier also brings a PPG average of 16.2 into the game.

Currently, the Trojans’ defense holds the 261st rank in the nation, allowing 75.5 points per game. So far, the USC defense is giving up an average of 10.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (612nd).

Can UCLA Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

UCLA comes into this game with a record of 14-12, including a 9-6 mark in Pac-12 play. At home, they are 8-7 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +4.1 points per game.

Over their last ten games at home, the Bruins have gone 4-6, and they are 4-1 over their last five games played at home. For the season, they have been favored in 14 games, going 9-5 in those contests.

UCLA’s ATS record for the season is currently 12-12-2. At home, their ATS mark is 5-10, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

UCLA’s over/under record for the season stands at 9-17 and today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (134.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points compared to their season average of 130.3 points per game.

The UCLA offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Utah. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.7% while connecting on 5 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Sebastian Mack, who holds an average of 13.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Adem Bona is averaging 12.1 points per game this season.

So far, the Bruins’ defense is ranked 18th in the country at 64.1 points per contest. So far, the UCLA defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (441st).