NCAA Basketball betting line favors Trojans over Cougars
Washington State Cougars vs USC Trojans Odds
The USC Trojans will be trying to slam the Washington State Cougars on Thursday when the teams tip off at Galen Center in college betting action.
This season, the Trojans are 9-13 overall and 8-13 ATS ATS, while the Cougars are 11-11 and 11-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, USC boasts a 11-9 on the OU, and Washington State is 8-9.
Bettors looking to go with the Trojans in this one found them listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cougars was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trojans rated this week at No. 156 and the Cougars sitting at No. 174. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-63 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC's No. 219-ranked offense, averaging 65.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 43 at 60.5 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, Washington State features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. USC, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Washington State was a 79-65 loser at home against Arizona. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 15 points from Brock Motum, but it was Arizona that prevailed in a 79-65 final on Saturday at Friel Court.
Last time out for USC, they were a 75-71 winner as they battled UCLA on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. The Trojans got 15 points from Jio Fontan as USC ran past UCLA 75-71 on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.
Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UCLA are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing UCLA are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Cougars at Trojans trends to consider:
Washington State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
Washington State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
Washington State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 5 games when playing Washington State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games
USC is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
Washington State at UCLA, Saturday, February 9
USC home to Washington, Sunday, February 10