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NCAAW: #2 UCLA vs #9 USC Odds, and Picks (Jan 14)

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  • UCLA remained undefeated following their 65-54 win over Oregon State.
  • USC picked up another very solid win over Oregon, defeating them 68-54.
  • These two teams last met on December 30, 2023, in a game UCLA won 71-64.

The women’s college basketball season is heating up! Let’s take a look at the UCLA vs USC matchup. The Bruins are one of only two undefeated teams, and will aim to avoid their first loss in this epic top-10 clash.


How to Watch

  • Where: Galen Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • When: Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 1 p.m ET
  • Channel: Pac-12 Network

Odds

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UCLA
USC

Preview

UCLA improved to 14-0 on Sunday, after triumphing over a scrappy Oregon State team. With multiple undefeated teams losing last week, the Bruins now stand as one of just two perfect squads. They are 4-0 against ranked teams, but now face their toughest stretch of the year. Their next three games will all come on the road, against #9 USC, #5 Colorado, and #19 Utah. They’ll shoot for the season sweep of USC first.

USC bounced back from their loss to UCLA with wins against both Oregon squads. Their only loss of the season came by 7 points on the road to the Bruins, who they now have a chance to get revenge on. The only other ranked team they played was in their first game, so their next three matchups against ranked teams will be telling. Freshman G JuJu Watkins has been sensational, ranking 2nd in the NCAA in scoring.


Prediction

We got a chance to see how these two teams matched up against each other just a couple of weeks ago, in the game that UCLA won 71-64. Typically, when a team wins by a single-digit margin at home, it means that game would be a toss-up on a neutral court and a single-digit loss on the road. I tend to agree with that logic here, though it’ll depend on how a young player in Watkins plays. I like USC to get a narrow win.

NCAAW Picks:

  • USC 73, UCLA 70 ()
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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