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College basketball point spread favors Huskies in battle with Trojans

USC TrojansWashington Huskies
11-19March 08, 2014, 04:30 | Alaska Airlines Arena16-14

USC travels to Washington on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-19 record with a victory over the Huskies.

The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-17 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 14-15 ATS. USC is 16-11-1 against the total, while Washington is 14-14-1 versus the number.

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The Huskies were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 90-ranked Huskies and the No. 331-rated Trojans in this matchup.

Last time out for USC, they were a 79-68 winner as they battled Washington State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Byron Wesley poured in a team-high 31 points for USC on Thursday, as they defeated Washington State 79-68 at Friel Court.

In their last action, Washington was a 91-82 loser at home against UCLA. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies endured a 91-82 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from C.J. Wilcox at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the nation's No. 62-rated offensive output, at 74.7 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 230 allowing on average 75.63 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.07% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.17% per game.

A few Trojans at Huskies trends to consider:
USC is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
USC is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 5 games
USC is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home