On Thursday night, a pivotal PAC 12 matchup between the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins will take place at the Galen Center. UCLA enters this game coming off a defeat that ended one of the nation’s longest winning streaks, but they have managed to maintain their lead in the PAC 12 standings.
A significant victory over Arizona State by USC has helped the Trojans return to the top of the conference standings. There is little doubt that the Trojans will be seeking vengeance in the rematch after the Bruins won the first encounter between the two this season by a two-point margin at home.
The Bruins traveled to Arizona on the road with a 14-game winning streak this past weekend, but despite a late comeback, they were still forced to return home empty-handed. UCLA currently leads a number of teams PAC 12 rankings by two defeats, despite its setback to the Wildcats.
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Since UCLA will now be playing on the road, their two-point home victory in the first game surely won’t be enough, so they’ll need to be more focused than they were back then. Saturday was their first road defeat of the campaign, as they came in with an undefeated road record into that one.
After a slower start to the season this year, a win last time out has helped USC get back on the winning track. Over the past few seasons, USC has experimented with varied levels of success. Even with a setback to the Wildcats a week ago, this USC team is still on the upward path as they have won two of their previous three games against teams that are directly behind the Trojans in the PAC 12 standings.
Having the Bruins visit their court after going 9-1 at home might now decide the outcome of the rematch. Just a few weeks ago, the Trojans came within a few points of defeating UCLA on the road. As they continue to play better basketball with each passing contest, this one might be the one that determines the course of the rest of the season.
UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans Game Information
- Date: 01/26/2023
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: Galen Center.
- How to Watch UCLA vs USC: ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
UCLA vs USC Betting Lines
USC is +165 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $165.On the other side, UCLA is –195 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $51.28.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has USC at a 37.74% chance of winning the game, meanwhile UCLA has 66.10% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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