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USC Trojans home to UCLA Bruins in NCAA Basketball betting action

UCLA BruinsUSC Trojans
Feb 24, 3:30 PM | Galen Center

UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans Odds

19-7TEAM RECORD12-14

The USC Trojans host UCLA on Sunday, looking to build on their 12-14 mark against the 19-7 Bruins in college hoops action at Galen Center.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 10-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 10-13-2 ATS. UCLA is 11-11 on the totals; USC is 13-11.

View UCLA vs USC Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Trojans as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 42-rated UCLA taking on the No. 161-rated Trojans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-69 win for the Bruins on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features USC's No. 209-ranked scoring average of 66.2 PPG, against a Bruins defense rated No. 240 and allowing 69.2 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Bruins shooters have managed so far (46.4% per game).

Defensively, UCLA features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.

UCLA was an 88-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Shabazz Muhammad scored 25 points for UCLA on Saturday, leading the Bruins to an 88-80 win over Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

USC lost its last outing, a 76-68 result against California on February 17. They earned a push in that game as an 8-point underdog. USC suffered a 76-68 loss against California on Sunday, getting 17 points from J.T. Terrell in a losing effort at Haas Pavilion.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona State are 6-4
After playing Stanford are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing California are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bruins at Trojans trends to consider:
UCLA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
UCLA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
UCLA is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
USC is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
USC is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 6 games when playing at home against UCLA

Next up:
UCLA home to Arizona State, Wednesday, February 27
USC home to Arizona, Wednesday, February 27