USC @ Brigham Young
Current Records: USC 2-1; Brigham Young 3-1
What to Know
The Brigham Young Cougars will square off against the USC Trojans at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
While not quite a landslide, the matchup between the Cougars and the Nicholls State Colonels this past Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as BYU wrapped it up with an 87-73 win at home.
Meanwhile, USC beat the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers 83-74 last Friday.
Barring any buzzer beaters, BYU is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are 0-2-1 against the spread when favored.
BYU is now 3-1 while USC sits at 2-1. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Cougars enter the contest with 5.8 blocked shots per game on average, good for 20th best in college basketball. But the Trojans are even better: they come into the contest boasting the fifth most blocked shots per game in college basketball at seven. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort — Nassau, Bahamas
- TV: ESPN2
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a slight 2-point favorite against the Trojans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 1.5-point favorite.
USC have won both of the games they’ve played against Brigham Young in the last eight years.
- Dec 01, 2020 – USC 79 vs. Brigham Young 53
- Dec 03, 2016 – USC 91 vs. Brigham Young 84