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UCLA BruinsUSC Trojans
17-5February 08, 2014, 10:30 | Galen Center10-12

USC will look to improve on its 10-12 record on Saturday when they host UCLA in NCAA basketball odds action at Galen Center.

The Trojans sport a record of 10-12 and 9-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 17-5 and 13-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-7-1 for the Trojans and 8-12-1 for the Bruins.

View UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the USC Trojans as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trojans at No. 320 and the Bruins at No. 13 heading into this contest.

UCLA was a 71-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Kyle Anderson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bruins to a win (they lost 71-67 to Oregon State at Gill Coliseum on Sunday).

USC was a 78-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oregon. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans got 19 points from Byron Wesley, but it was Oregon that prevailed in a 78-66 final on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and USC has the nation's No. 140-rated offensive output, at 71.73 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 143 allowing on average 70 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 44.88% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.36% per game.

A few Bruins at Trojans trends to consider:
UCLA is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
UCLA is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 6 games
UCLA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
USC is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
USC is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games
USC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
UCLA home to Colorado, Thursday, February 13th
USC at Utah, Thursday, February 13th