USC vs. Washington - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (10-3) at USC Trojans (9-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Galen Center on Friday evening, the Washington Huskies and the USC Trojans will be meeting up in college basketball activity.
Washington enters this game at 10-3 overall. The Huskies have won their last three outings versus Loyola Marymount, Bethune-Cookman and Montana. In that last game, Washington’s leading scorer was Jaylen Nowell with 13 points.
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Nowell is the top scorer on the season for the Huskies as well with 16.9 PPG, and Noah Dickerson is second on 15.4 PPG and 7.9 RPG. Also in double-digits for Washington are David Crisp (12.7 PPG and Matisse Thybulle (10.9 PPG).
Over on the USC side, they’re sitting at 9-4 this year. The Trojans have won their last three games as well, beating Akron, Middle Tennessee and New Mexico State. In the NMSU game, Trojan guard Bennie Boatwright put up 33 points.
Topping the stat sheet for USC this year is Chimezie Metu, with 18.0 PPG and 7.9 RPG and Boatwright is second on 16.5 PPG and 7.4 RPG. Also in the Trojans’ double-digits club are Jordan McLaughlin (13.5 PPG; 7.8 RPG) and Elijah Stewart (12.5 PPG).
The Huskies are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games. Washington is also 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 versus the Pac-12.
Meanwhile, the Trojans are 4-0 ATS in their last four Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. USC is also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and the under is 4-0 in their last four versus the Pac-12.
Washington had been rolling along pretty well for a couple of games, but looked really out-of-sorts against Montana. As for USC, they’ve got more talent here, that’s for sure, but this line just seems a little too thick. I’ll take Washington to get in there and cover.