USC vs Drake: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – March 20, 2021

Written By Staff on March 19, 2021 - Last Updated on June 4, 2021

A game after he put up 26 points in a 72-70 loss to Colorado, Evan Mobley leads the No. 23 USC Trojans (22-7) at home against the Drake Bulldogs (25-4) as 6.5-point favorites. The matchup, which begins at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday, March 20, 2021, airs on TNT. The matchup’s over/under is set at 138.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 19, 2021, 12:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
USC -6.5 -110 -110 138 -112 -108

Keys to the Game for USC

  • The Trojans have beat the spread more often than not this year, going 16-11-1 against the spread.
  • The Trojans have fared well as a 6.5-point favorite, going 9-6 against the spread when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • USC and its opponents have hit the over in 53.6% of games (15 out of 28 matchups).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

USC Leaders

  • Mobley leads the Trojans in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
  • Ethan Anderson is the Trojans best passer, dishing out 3.0 assists per game while scoring 6.1 PPG.
  • Tahj Eaddy provides the most three-point shooting production for the Trojans. He knocks down 2.0 threes per game.
  • The USC steals leader is Isaiah White, who averages 0.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Mobley, who compiles 3.0 rejections per contest.

Keys to the Game for Drake

  • Drake has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 20-7 ATS.
  • The Bulldogs have fared well as a 6.5-point underdog, going 12-4 against the spread when they are at least 6.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Bulldogs games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (16 out of 27 games, 59.3%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Drake Leaders

  • Shanquan Hemphill owns the Bulldogs top spot in scoring with 14.1 points per game and also tacks on 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.
  • Darnell Brodie’s 7.2 rebounds per game and Roman Penn’s 5.5 assists per game put them in the top spots on the Bulldogs rebounds and assists leaderboards.
  • D.J. Wilkins averages 2.3 made threes per game to lead the Bulldogs.
  • Penn leads the Trojans with 0.9 steals per game and Tremell Murphy is their top shot blocker with 0.9 blocks per game.

Last 5 Games

USC Drake
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
3/12/2021 Colorado Loss 72-70 3/18/2021 Wichita State Win 53-52
3/11/2021 Utah Win 91-85 3/7/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 75-65
3/6/2021 UCLA Win 64-63 3/6/2021 Missouri State Win 71-69
3/3/2021 Stanford Win 79-42 2/27/2021 Bradley Loss 67-61
2/27/2021 Utah Loss 71-61 2/26/2021 Bradley Win 80-71

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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