USC (+9, +368) is playing Gonzaga (-9, -453) at 7:15 PM EDT today. The over / under is set at 153.5.
This matchup will be interesting in that USC has one of the more elite defenses in the country, while Gonzaga boasts a 64% field goal percentage form two-point range. The Gonzaga Bulldogs also score a whopping 89.3 points per contest. It will no doubt be one of the biggest challenges Gonzaga faces this season, as they have been at least double-digit favorites in almost every one of their matchups, but go into this one as 9-point favorites.
Isaiah White was unequivocally the key to success in USC’s latest win against conference rival Oregon. Dropping 22 points, White will need to replicate that performance if the Trojans stand any chance. Moreover, the Mobley brothers of USC will need to act as a brick wall in the paint to prevent the robust scoring of Gonzaga. Drew Timme and his imposing mustache will serve as a major threat to the Trojans’ defense.
It is hard to bet against the Bulldogs reaching the Final Four, and our top pick is even predicting that they will cover the spread. Shark Book user DREFO is taking the Bulldogs to cover, and we will be tailing him all the way. Most action on Shark Book is also on the OVER, fading the notion that the Trojans will be able to prevent a high-scoring affair.