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USC Trojans vs Cardinal College Hoops Game Preview

USC TrojansStanford Cardinal
Feb 14, 11:00 PM | Maples Pavilion

USC Trojans vs Stanford Cardinal Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD15-9

The Stanford Cardinal will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the USC Trojans at Maples Pavilion on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

Supporters of the Trojans have watched them go 11-13 and 9-13-1 ATS on the year, while the Cardinal are at 15-9 and 10-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinal are 9-10, while the Trojans have a 12-10 mark.

View USC vs Stanford Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Stanford in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinal sit at No. 50 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 156 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinal will win this game 72-66.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Stanford's No. 84-rated squad against USC's No. 148-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Stanford rates No. 138 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 257 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Stanford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, USC was a 71-60 winner at home against Washington. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. USC got 18 points from J.T. Terrell en route to a 71-60 victory over Washington on Sunday at Galen Center.

Last time out for Stanford, they were a 62-59 winner as they battled Arizona State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Dwight Powell scored 22 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Stanford on Saturday, leading the Cardinal to a 62-59 victory over Arizona State at Wells Fargo Arena.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing California are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing UCLA are 2-8
After playing Arizona State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Trojans at Cardinal trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of USC's last 8 games when playing on the road against Stanford
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 7 games on the road
USC is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
USC is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Stanford
Stanford is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Stanford is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Stanford's last 8 games when playing at home against USC
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Stanford's last 7 games when playing USC

Next up:
USC at California, Sunday, February 17
Stanford home to UCLA, Saturday, February 16