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USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 15, 9:00 PM | Galen Center

UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans Odds

9-7TEAM RECORD5-12

The Trojans hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the UCLA Bruins pay a visit to Galen Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Bruins have watched them go 9-7 and 8-8 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 5-12 and 6-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 5-11, while the Bruins have a 8-8 mark.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Trojans as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans sit at No. 175 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at No. 150 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 66-59.

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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. 341-ranked scoring average of 53.9 PPG, against a Bruins defense rated No. 91 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 39.9% to date this season, less than the Bruins shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UCLA owns the country's No. 183-rated mark, allowing 71.2 points per game on the highway. USC, on the other hand, rates No. 340 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UCLA was a 75-58 winner at home against Arizona State. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites. Joshua Smith scored 18 points leading the Bruins to a 75-58 victory over Arizona State at Honda Center on Saturday.

USC lost its last outing, a 57-46 result against Arizona on January 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Trojans endured a 57-46 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Maurice Jones at Galen Center.

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Oregon State are 7-3
After playing Arizona State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Oregon are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
UCLA at Oregon State, Thursday, January 19
USC at Oregon, Thursday, January 19

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