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Washington State favored by 7.5 against USC on Thursday

USC TrojansWashington State Cougars
Feb 2, 10:05 PM | Friel Court

USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Odds

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The Washington State Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the USC Trojans at Friel Court on Thursday in NCAAB play.

Washington State battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 6-16 mark (8-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9 for the Cougars and 9-12 for the Trojans.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cougars as 7.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Trojans odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington State is rated No. 190 in the current Odds Shark poll, while USC is at No. 204. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-59 win for the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington State has the nation's No. 113-rated offensive output, at 71 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 58.1 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.7 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.

USC was a 62-45 winner in its last match at home against Utah. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Trojans grabbed a 62-45 win over the Utes on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Maurice Jones at Galen Center.

Last time out for Washington State, they were a 71-67 loser as they battled Arizona State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Cougars got a huge 34-point effort from Brock Motum but still lost 71-67 against Arizona State on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Utah are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UCLA are 6-4
After playing Arizona State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trojans at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of USC's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington State
USC is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington State
USC is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Washington State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games at home
Washington State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against USC

Next up:
USC at Washington, Saturday, February 4
Washington State home to UCLA, Saturday, February 4

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