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UCLA Bruins home to USC Trojans in NCAA Basketball betting action

USC TrojansUCLA Bruins
9-4January 05, 2014, 03:00 | Pauley Pavilion11-2

The UCLA Bruins will hit the floor running against the visiting USC Trojans Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

UCLA battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 9-4 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-7-1 for the Bruins and 7-4 for the Trojans.

View USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Bruins - Trojans odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UCLA is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while USC is at No. 100.

UCLA won its last outing, a 75-67 result against Alabama on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. UCLA earned a 75-67 victory over Alabama on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tony Parker at Pauley Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UCLA's No. 10 nationally ranked offense (85.54 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 152 at 70.54 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 52.21% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (46.03% on average).

Next up:
USC home to Arizona State, Thursday, January 9th
UCLA at Arizona, Thursday, January 9th