Washington State Cougars at USC Trojans
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Galen Center)
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The Washington State Cougars and the USC Trojans meet in college basketball action from Galen Center on Saturday.
Washington State comes into this one at 14-11 on the year. The Cougars are 2-2 in the last four games, beating Arizona State and Washington while otherwise falling to Arizona and UCLA.
In the loss to the Bruins, Washington State’s Isaac Bonton led the team on 23 points with five assists and one rebound. Jeff Pollard added 20 points with six rebounds there, and Tony Miller had 10 points with three boards.
Over on the USC side, they’re 18-7 on the year. After dropping three straight to Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State the Trojans got a win versus Washington on Thursday.
In the win over Washington, USC’s Nick Rakocevic had 19 points with nine rebounds and four assists. Jonah Mathews put up 16 points with four rebounds and three assists there, and Isaiah Mobley had 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
The Trojans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in the last seven after an ATS win. USC is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 overall and the under is 5-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Cougars are 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up loss. Washington State is 3-8 ATS in the last 11 after an ATS win and the over is 5-2 in the last seven road games.
If there’s good news about Washington State right now it’s that they’re scoring better. The Cougars had 67 or fewer points in four straight games, but they managed to put up 79 points against Washington and 83 versus UCLA.
As for USC, they’re in a bit of a scoring lull themselves, with 126 combined points in their last two games. The Trojans banged out a 65-56 win the last time these teams met up, but I think the Cougars will do a little better here and cover.