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UCLA Bruins host USC Trojans in college basketball action

USC TrojansUCLA Bruins
Jan 30, 10:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Odds


The USC Trojans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bruins in UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Bruins are 16-5 overall and 8-12 ATS ATS, while the Trojans are 8-13 and 7-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UCLA boasts a 8-9 on the OU, and USC is 10-9.

View USC vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bruins sit at No. 38 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 190 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bruins will win this game 78-68.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UCLA has the nation's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 77.1 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 198 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. UCLA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

USC lost its last outing, a 74-50 result against Arizona on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. USC was run off the court by the Wildcats on Saturday as Arizona routed them 74-50 at McKale Center.

UCLA was a 78-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Jordan Adams scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 78-60 to Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday).

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington State are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-3
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Arizona State are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

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 OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games on the road
USC is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against UCLA
USC is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
UCLA is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
UCLA is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCLA's last 5 games when playing at home against USC
UCLA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing USC

Next up:
USC home to Washington State, Thursday, February 7
UCLA home to Washington, Thursday, February 7