USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins: 3/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 6, 2021

The UCLA Bruins (17-7) are only 2-point underdogs as they try to continue an 11-game home winning streak when they host the USC Trojans (20-6) on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Pauley Pavilion. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET on CBS. The matchup’s over/under is set at 135.5.

Betting Information

USC vs UCLA Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
USC -2 -112 -110 135.5 -110 -113 -136 112

Computer Picks

Computer picks for USC vs UCLA
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCLA (+2) Over (135.5) USC 71 UCLA 70

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Total Facts

  • In 15 of 26 outings (57.7%) this year, the Trojans and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • In 13 of 24 games (54.2%) this season, UCLA and its opponents have combined to score more than 135.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 147.7 points per game, 12.2 more points than the total of 135.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Trojans and the Bruins have seen their opponents average a combined 3.2 less points per game than the over/under of 135.5 set for this game.
  • The Trojans average point total in matchups this season is 138.9, 3.4 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Bruins games this year have averaged a total of 141.1 points, 5.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 74.7 points per game the Trojans average are 6.6 more points than the Bruins give up (68.1).
  • USC is 17-1 overall and 14-0 against the spread when scoring more than 68.1 points.
  • UCLA is 5-3 overall and 3-5 against the spread in games when it allows more than 74.7 points.
  • The Bruins score an average of 73 points per game, 8.8 more points than the 64.2 the Trojans give up.
  • UCLA is 14-4 overall and 10-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 64.2 points.
  • USC is 1-4 against the spread and 3-2 overall when it gives up more than 73 points.
  • The Trojans have out-scored their opponents by a total of 275 points this season (10.5 points per game on average), and the Bruins have put up 118 more points than their opponents on the year (4.9 per game).

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USC Betting Information

  • USC has been good against the spread, going 16-9 this season.
  • The Trojans fare well when favored by at least 2 points, posting a 14-8 record against the spread.
  • USC has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 13 of 25 games for a 52% rate.

UCLA Betting Information

  • UCLA has a losing record against the spread, going 10-13 ATS (covering only 43.5% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 2-point underdogs, the Bruins have a record ATS of 6-9.
  • In the majority of Bruins games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (14 out of 23 games, 60.9%).

Head to Head

USC vs UCLA (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 USC -4.5 136.5 -192 +158 Regular Season 66-48 USC
3/7/2020 USC -3 133.5 -167 +137 Regular Season 54-52 USC
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-63 USC
2/28/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 93-88 UCLA
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-67 USC

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USC Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Trojans is Evan Mobley, who puts up 16.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
  • Ethan Anderson leads the Trojans in assists, averaging 3.1 per game while also scoring 5.9 points per contest.
  • Tahj Eaddy leads the Trojans in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.0 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The USC steals leader is Isaiah White, who averages 1.0 steal per game, while its blocks leader is Mobley, who compiles 2.8 rejections per contest.

UCLA Leaders

  • Johnny Juzang racks up 14.2 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bruins.
  • UCLA’s leader in rebounds is Jaime Jaquez Jr. with 6.0 per game, and its leader in assists is Tyger Campbell with 5.7 per game.
  • Juzang is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Bruins, hitting 2.0 threes per game.
  • The Bruins’ leader in steals is Jaquez with 1.2 per game, and Jalen Hill is their leader in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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