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USC vs Kansas 3/22/21 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Kansas Jayhawks vs USC Trojans Odds & Info

Game Kansas Jayhawks vs USC Trojans
Date & Time Monday March 22, 2021, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Hinkle Fieldhouse Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, USA
Latest odds
USC -1.5 ; Total 134.5
TV Channel
CBS

The USC Trojans play the Kansas Jayhawks in the second round of the NCAA tournament West Region on Monday at Hinkle fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. USC defeated Drake 72-56 in the first round of the tournament on Saturday. The Trojans were led in the victory by Evan Mobley with 17 points. The USC defense held Drake to 29.4% shooting overall, while the Trojans shot 50.0% overall and a respectable 33.3% from three-point territory.

Evan Mobley is beating USC in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while Ethan Anderson is the leader in assists with an average of 3.0 per game. USC has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 74.8 points per game. The Trojans are shooting 46.7% overall and 34.8% from 3-point territory.

Kansas rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 93-84 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks outscored the Eagles in the second half 55-38. The leading scorer for Kansas was David McCormack with 22 points. Kansas shot 47.9% overall and an above-average 40.0% from 3-point territory and committed only six turnovers while forcing Eastern Washington into committing 13 turnovers.

Ochai Agbaji is leading Kansas in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game, while David McCormack is the second-leading scorer with an average of 13.7 points per game. Jalen Wilson is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.2 rebounds per game and Marcus Garrett is the leader in assists with an average of 3.6 per game. Kansas is scoring an average of 73.1 points per game while shooting 44.0% overall and 34.4% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • USC is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Trojans last 7 following a win straight up
  • Kansas is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Jayhawks last 8

Free NCAAB Pick:

USC Trojans -1.5

USC easily took care of business against Drake in the first round of the tournament while Kansas trailed at times by double digits to Eastern Washington before rallying to win. Evan Mobley will create havoc for the Kansas defense and the USC defense well play a tough man to man against the Jayhawks and win a second straight in the tournament to reach the Sweet 16. Final Score Prediction, USC Trojans win and cover ATS 76-72.

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