USC Vs Baylor Spread, Free Pick & TV Info
This Sunday we have the USC Trojans who will look to pull off their second straight upset when they take on the third-seeded Baylor Bears in the second round on Sunday. Now, let’s find out if the surprising Trojans can shock the Bears to cash in as solid underdogs. Find the updated college basketball betting lines here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Trojans Vs Bears Spread, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:45 PM ET
Where: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: Baylor -6.5 / Over/Under: 143
Why Bet The USC Trojans Odds at +6.5
USC has won six of their last seven games and upset SMU 66-65 on Friday to cash in as a 7-point underdog after beating Providence 75-71 in their First Four matchup on Wednesday. USC got a team-high 22 points from Elijah Stewart and 14 points apiece from Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu in the win.
The Trojans are averaging 78.2 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting while allowing 72.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Boatwright is averaging a team-high 15.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while Metu contributes 14.5 points per game.
USC is shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have won six of their last seven games on neutral sites.
Why Bet The Baylor Bears Odds at -6.5
The Bears have won three of their last four games and beat New Mexico State as Al Freeman scored a team-high 21 points and Terry Maston added 19 points.
Baylor is averaging 73.3 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting while allowing 63 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Johnathan Motley is averaging a team-high 17.3 points and 9.9 rebounds while Manu Lecomte contributes 12.4 point per game. The Bears are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
USC has had a fine season, but I’m going to advise you to go along with the 44 percent of public bettors that like the higher-seeded and favored Bears to cover the spread. The Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following an SU win, but USC has also gone 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of 6.5-points or less.
On the flip side of the coin, Baylor has gone 7-1 ATS in their last eight non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a neutral site favorite. The Bears have been the better team all season long and I expect it to show in this contest against a USC team that was lucky to win their last contest.
My final score prediction is Baylor 75 USC 70