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Trojans vs Bruins College Hoops Game Preview

USC TrojansUCLA Bruins
Feb 15, 10:30 PM | Pauley Pavilion

USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD14-11

The Bruins will try to cover the spread at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday when they get a visit from the USC Trojans in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 6-20 and 8-17 ATS on the year, while the Bruins are at 14-11 and 13-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Bruins are 15-9-1, while the Trojans have a 10-15 mark.

View USC vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bruins as 15-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 142 and the Trojans at No. 235 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-56 result in favor of the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 19 at 59.3 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 46.7% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (39.1% on average).

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.9 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.

USC lost its last outing, a 59-47 result against Stanford on February 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Trojans got 13 points from Byron Wesley, but it was Stanford that prevailed in a 59-47 final on Sunday at Galen Center.

In their last action, UCLA was a 73-63 loser at home against California. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. UCLA suffered a 73-63 loss against California on Saturday, getting 16 points from Lazeric Jones in a losing effort at Pauley Pavilion.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Stanford are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing St. John's are 1-2
After playing California are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Trojans at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 5 games when playing on the road against UCLA
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of USC's last 13 games on the road
USC is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against UCLA
USC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UCLA's last 5 games at home
UCLA is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of UCLA's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing at home against USC

Next up:
USC at Arizona, Thursday, February 23
UCLA at St. John's, Saturday, February 18