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College Basketball Matchup - Washington State Cougars USC Trojans Odds Preview

USC TrojansWashington State Cougars
March 3, 10:00 PM | Friel Court

USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD18-10

The Cougars will try to cover the spread at Friel Court on Thursday when they get a visit from the USC Trojans in college basketball action.

The Cougars sport records of 18-10 and 14-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Trojans have 17-12 and 12-11-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-10 for the Cougars and 9-15-1 for the Trojans.

View USC vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cougars in this one, they're listed as 4-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 60 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Trojans, who rate No. 92 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-72 victory for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 73.3 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 41 at 62.2 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

Defensively, USC features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 66 nationally in scoring at home.

USC won its last outing, a 62-46 result against Arizona State on February 26. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for USC on Saturday, leading the Trojans to a 62-46 victory over Arizona State at Galen Center.

Washington State was an 80-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. Klay Thompson went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Washington State over Washington, 80-69, on Sunday at Edmundson Pavilion.

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

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing UCLA are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Trojans at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of USC's last 7 games on the road
USC is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
USC is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
USC is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games when playing USC
Washington State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Washington State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against USC

Next up:
USC at Washington, Saturday, March 5
Washington State home to UCLA, Saturday, March 5