Against the Spread Pick
UCSB took both regular-season games but both were close with one over and one push. No team scored more than 65 points in a game and even getting to that number might be a feat in this one. Riverside knows the only way they have a chance is to drag this one down as far as possible and it will be a weird spot with no fans in the stands. Take the under.
Over Under Pick
Following their takedown of Washington, Arizona will advance to play USC. The Wildcats have been one of college basketball’s most underrated teams for most of the season and pack some serious power on both sides of the ball. They are averaging 76 points on offense and shooting 35 percent from deep. On defense, they only allow 65 points per game and are holding opponents to under 40 percent from the field. The Trojans’ defense is also a serious contender as they defend the ball even better, holding opponents under 39 percent from the field. USC is 7-2 ATS in their last nine games, however, I think this is going to be a tight defensive game and the Wildcats should cover with their superior offense.