USC Trojans vs. Washington State Cougars - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (9-10) at USC Trojans (15-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 game on Thursday.
The USC Trojans are 15-5 (4-3) and are coming off of a loss to Oregon State by a score of 85-70. USC has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the Pac-12 standings. USC is averaging 83.7 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. USC is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for USC. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.6 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 67.1% on free throws, 39.4% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
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The Washington State Cougars are 9-10 (1-6) and are coming off of a loss to Colorado by a score of 75-70. Washington State has lost 5 games in a row and is currently tied for last place in the Pac-12 standings. Washington State is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 75.4 points per game. Washington State is also averaging 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Josh Hawkinson is averaging 16.4 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game for Washington State. Ike Iroegbu is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.8 assists per game for the Cougars. Washington State is shooting 70.8% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
USC defeated Washington State on January 1st by a score of 90-77. USC led by 17 points at halftime and was able to cruise in the second half for the victory. Nikola Jovanovic led USC with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Josh Hawkinson led Washington State with 19 points and 13 rebounds. USC out rebounded Washington State by a total of 42-36 and added 11 assists in their victory.
Washington State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 6-1 in Washington State’s last 7 games. USC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. USC is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. The over is 4-0 in USC’s last 4 games. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Washington State has really struggled in conference play and USC should be able to win this game easily. USC is a high scoring team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. USC will be looking to get back into the win column, and I am picking them in this game.