Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans Pick, Odds 2/20/14
USC Trojans (10-15) at Stanford Cardinal (16-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday in Palo Alto in Pac-12 college basketball.
The Stanford Cardinal have won three of their last four games as they try and beef up their NCAA Tournament resume. Stanford is 7-5 in the Pac-12 and 9-3 in the Pac-12. Chasson Randle continues to lead the Cardinal averaging 18.5 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 10.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 75.2 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Stanford is in sixth place in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans have lost six games in a row and are in last place in the Pac-12 standings. USC is 1-11 in the Pac-12 and 2-9 away from home this season. Byron Wesley leads the Trojans averaging 17.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Pe’Shon Howard is averaging 10.4 points, Omar Oraby is averaging 8.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 8.1 points. USC is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. USC lost by eight at home to Stanford.
Stanford is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 8-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games. USC is 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 2-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and I will update this with my free pick shortly after it is posted so please check back. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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