Utah at USC: 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: USC -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Utes and USC Trojans face off on Thursday in a Pac 12 tournament College basketball showdown at T-Mobile Arena.
The Utah Utes had a tough battle in their first game of the Pac-12 tournament against the Washington Huskies, but they were able to come away with the victory. The defense really struggled giving up 95 points total including 60 in the second half, but the offense still did enough putting up 98 points on the way to the victory. Timmy Allen has been the best player all season for this team and finished the last game with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Alfonso Plumer also had a big game finishing with 21 points and two rebounds. In this game if Utah wants to come away with the victory the defense is going to need to be a lot better early, because their legs could catch up with them at some point in this game.
The USC Trojans come into this game with a 21-6 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game it was quite the fight against UCLA, but they were able to come away with a 64-63 victory. UCLA on the season is averaging 74.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.1 points per game. USC is shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. In this game it’s going to be about the offense running up the score early and making life tough on the opposing defense. Evan Mobley has been the best player for USC averaging 16.1 points while shooting 58.2 percent from the field and 29 percent from behind the three point line.
The USC Trojans are the better team and the tired legs of the Utes are going to really hurt them in this game. Look for the Utes legs to shut down in the second half and that will be the difference as USC comes away with a win and a cover of the spread.