Washington Huskies vs. USC Trojans Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
USC Trojans (11-19) at Washington Huskies (16-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington Huskies and the USC Trojans face off on Saturday in their Pac-12 regular season college basketball finale.
The Washington Huskies have lost three of their last five games and sit in ninth place in the Pac-12 standings. Washington is 8-9 in the Pac-12 and 13-4 at home this season but they have lost two of their last three home games. C.J. Wilcox leads the Huskies averaging 18.3 points per game. Nigel Williams Goss is averaging 13.5 points, Andrew Andrews is averaging 12.4 points, and Perris Blackwell is averaging 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Washington is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.9 points and their opponents are shooting 47.8 percent. Washington has lost seven of their last 10 games.
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The USC Trojans are coming off of a win that ended and 11 game losing streak. USC is 3-11 away from home this season and 2-15 in Pac-12 play. Byron Wesley is averaging 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Pe’Shon Howard is averaging 10.8 points, J.T. Terrell is averaging 10.1 points, and Omar Oraby is averaging 8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. USC is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. USC is hoping to make some noise in the Pac-12 Tourney.
Washington is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record. USC is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-8 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in 20 of the last 27 meetings of these two.
USC looks to be rejuvenated with Terrell back in the lineup and the number here looks too big.
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