Miami vs USC: 2022 NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament Semifinal-Duke vs Miami
Mar 11, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Kameron McGusty (23) reacts during the second half of the ACC Tournament semifinal game against the Duke Blue Devils at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 7 Southern California Trojans vs. No. 10 Miami (FL) Hurricanes

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 3:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 7 USC STAT No. 10 MIA
Pac-12 Conference ACC
26-7 Record 23-10
72.6 (151st) Points Per Game 74.8 (T-85th)
65.9 Points Allowed Per Game 71.0
0.5897 (39th) RPI 0.5737 (53rd)
82nd Strength of Schedule 61st
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USC leaders:

Mar 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Trojans forward Isaiah Mobley (3) posts up against Arizona Wildcats guard Dalen Terry (4) during the second half at Galen Center. The Wildcats won 91-71. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
  • Isaiah Mobley, F, JR: 14.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.2 APG, 35.3% 3PT
  • Drew Peterson, G, SR: 12.3 points, 6.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, 41.1% 3PT

Miami (FL) leaders:

Mar 10, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Hurricanes guard Kameron McGusty (23) controls the ball against Boston College Eagles guard Makai Ashton-Langford (11) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Kameron McGusty, G, SR. – 17.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.7 SPG
  • Charlie Moore, G, SR. – 12.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 2.0 SPG, 37.4% 3PT

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • USC Moneyline: -125
  • MIA Moneyline: +105
  • Spread: USC -1.5
  • Over/Under: 140.5
  • ATS Record: USC 17-14-1, MIA 18-14-1
  • Over/Under Record: USC 15-17-1, MIA 20-13

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • This Hurricanes’ team has been running hot of late and is 79th in the nation in points per game. They play at a slow pace (160th in adjusted tempo) but take care of the ball, ranking 8th in all of college basketball in offensive turnovers, with just 9.7 turnovers per game. Meanwhile, the Trojans turn the ball over an average of 12 times per game despite playing at an even slower pace (237th in adjusted tempo).
  • The Hurricanes don’t rely too much on the three, ranking just 240th in three-pointers attempted per game and 99th in three-point accuracy, so this is an offense that prefers to attack the basket. But they’re also incredibly efficient when they do, shooting 47.8% from the field on the season, which is good for 23rd in the nation.
  • If this game is slow and close, it could come down to free-throws, which would be bad for the Trojans, who are one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the country, ranking 329th with a 66.6% mark from the charity stripe. The Hurricanes are 89th, shooting 74.3%.

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