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USC vs. Washington State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

Washington State Cougars (10-13) vs. USC Trojans (15-6)
February 2, 2023 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: USC Trojans -6.5 / Washington State Cougars +6.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The Washington State Cougars and the USC Trojans meet in college basketball action from the Galen Center on Thursday 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 -295. The total for this game is set at 132.5 points.


Myles Rice is out for Washington State for the season while USC comes in with a clean injury list.

Matchup History

Washington State’s 81-71 win back on New Year’s Day snapped USC’s long winning streak in this series.


Washington State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games while the under is 11-2 in their last 13 road games. USC is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.


I’m backing USC here. I like what Washington State’s brought to the table in some of their recent games, but the problem I have here is that the Trojans are coming off of their big win over rival UCLA and I just think that win is going to give USC a major confidence boost coming into this game. The Trojans are the better team by a fair margin and I look for that talent gap to be the difference as USC gets the win and cover here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: USC -6.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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