Stanford vs. USC - 2/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (9-13) at Stanford Cardinal (15-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans face off on Sunday at Maples Pavilion in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Stanford Cardinal are 15-7 this season and they have lost their last two games. Stanford is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents shoot 42.3 percent. Chasson Randle leads the Cardinal averaging 20.5 points per game. Anthony Brown is averaging 16 points and 7.2 rebounds, Stefan Nastic is averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Rosco Allen is averaging 8.7 points. Stanford is 10-2 at home and 6-3 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 9-13 this season and they have lost their last seven games. USC is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 41.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 13 points and 7.6 rebounds to lead the Trojans. Jordan Mclaughlin is averaging 12.1 points, Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 7.7 points. USC is 2-5 on the road and 1-9 in the Pac-12.
Stanford is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record. USC is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning percentage over .600.
Stanford is a huge favorite here and while I am not loving this one it’s a lean to the Cardinal.