Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Trojans vs. Cardinal CBB Odds
Looking for USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Trojans taking on the Cardinal on Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Cardinal Cardinal matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(19-6) USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal (14-11)
Date: Wednesday March 3, 2021
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Galen Center in Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Trojans -7.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 137
Two teams in big need of a win go head-to-head Wednesday night as the USC Trojans host the Stanford Cardinal.
USC has fallen out of the top 25 after two consecutive losses. The Trojans have lost three of their last four games and have lost their grip on the lead in the Pac-12. USC is still 13-5 in conference play.
USC is still 21st in KenPom and 25th in NET rankings. USC is being projected anywhere between a four seed to seven seed in March Madness.
The Trojans will look to get Evan Mobley back in rhythm, as he’s been swarmed in his last few contests. Mobley had 23 points and 11 rebounds the last time he faced Stanford. The one-and-done phenom averages 16 PPG and blocks nearly 3 shots a game. He is a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award for best center.
USC’s main weapon this year has been its defense, but they’ve declined on the perimeter in recent games. The Trojans are still holding opponents to right around 40 percent, but teams have found a way to stretch the floor against this team. USC’s last five opponents have shot 40 percent or better from 3-point range after only three of the previous 20 had done so.
Stanford is in desperate need of another marquee victory to keep their tournament hopes alive. It seems like the Cardinal have been on the bubble all season, and that is especially the case now.
Stanford still has four quad-1 victories, which helps their case. They fell just short of a fifth last time they played USC, losing 72-66 and blowing a seven point lead in the final nine minutes.
Stanford has lost its last three games and has severely missed the production of big man Oscar da Silva. Da Silva was held in check the last time these met, however, as Mobley forced the reigning Pac-12 player of the year into foul trouble and held him to 9 points.
Stanford is the only team to shoot greater than 50 percent against USC this year. Jaiden Delaire and Michael O’Connell each had 20 points in the last game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Trojans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Trojans are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.
- Trojans are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss.
- Trojans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Trojans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Cardinal are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
- Cardinal are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Free USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal NCAAB Prediction:
This essentially comes down to whether or not Da Silva plays. USC should come out on top here, but I still feel that despite their recent outings the Cardinal can find a way to hang around. I like Stanford to cover 7.5. I would also take the under.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Stanford 64-71 USC
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