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USC vs Stanford Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

Stanford Cardinal (11-15) vs. USC Trojans (18-8)
February 18, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -6.5 / Stanford Cardinal +6.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans meet in college basketball action from the Galen Center on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


USC is listed as a 6.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -275. The total for this game is set at 141.5 points.


For Stanford, James Keefe is out indefinitely with a hand injury, while USC has Reese Dixon-Waters listed as questionable with a lower body injury and Joshua Morgan is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.

Matchup History

Stanford’s 64-61 win over USC back on January 27th, 2022, made it back-to-back wins for Stanford in this head-to-head matchup.


Stanford is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their lats 10 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS win. USC is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.


I’m backing USC here. Stanford’s put up some solid showings as of late, but USC at home has just been on a different level, especially offensively, putting up 77+ in four straight home games. I just don’t feel like Stanford will be able to keep up with USC for a full 40 minutes, and we’re not being asked to lay anything too crazy here. Give me USC laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: USC -6.5

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