BYU vs. USC Predictions, Odds, Lines, Spreads & Picks – November 23rd

The USC Trojans will play the BYU Cougars on Wednesday in the Bahamas. This matchup is part of the “Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis,” and it pits two schools that are both off to 3-1 starts. These teams last met in 2020, with the Trojans dismantling the Cougars, 79-53, despite BYU being favored. Today we will see these schools battle it out in the Bahamas in the opening Test.

BYU Cougars vs. USC Trojans Betting Odds

Team Distribution total Money line
BYU Cougars -1.5 (-110) Over 140.5 (-110) -125
USC Trojans +1.5 (-110) Under 140.5 (-110) +105

Odds courtesy of PointsBet Sportsbook

BYU Cougars vs. USC Trojans Match Details

Game: BYU Cougars vs. USC Trojans

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 23, 5:00 PM EDT

Venue: Imperial Arena, Nassau, Bahamas

BYU Cougars vs. USC Trojans key stats

BYU’s leading scorer, sophomore forward Fousseyni Traore, is averaging 12.5 points and is coming off his second 15-point performance of the year. He also averages 7.0 rebounds, which is second on the team behind senior forward Gideon George. Those two control the glass well, while guards Rudi Williams and Spencer Johnson have stepped up on offense as well. BYU couldn’t get it going from downtown, but they held Nicholls to just 37.1% shooting from the field.

In the last game, the Cougars topped Nicholls 87-73, powered by a 50-point second half. BYU was able to rally in the second half and a lot of that had to do with their effectiveness on the glass. The Cougars had 19 offensive rebounds and 54 total. Today, if they can dominate that aspect of the game against USC, they will be in a great position to pick up their fourth win of the year.

USC has won three in a row after falling to FGCU to open the season. In their opener, they were 18-point favorites and lost by 13, but they bounced back with three wins, even if they were closer than they would have liked. Trojan Drew Peterson was third in scoring last year, but this year he increased from 12.4 to 15.8. More impressively, Peterson is averaging 7.8 boards and 8.0 dimes, with his assist average tied for sixth best in the country. The senior 6’9″ wing is one of the best all-around players in the country, and it’s rare to see a player with that much versatility at this level. His teammate Boogie Ellis brings a lot of experience and is also averaging 15.8 points per game. so look for these two to make a significant impact on the floor again tonight.

BYU Cougars vs. USC Trojans Betting Prediction

Defensively, USC has been great, and while they’ve struggled to cover plays this year, BYU doesn’t have a star player to match Drew Peterson. Expect Peterson and the Trojans’ defense to win their fourth in a row today.

Prediction: USC ML (+105)

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