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Cougars vs Trojans College Hoops Game Preview

Washington State CougarsUSC Trojans
March 3, 6:00 PM | Galen Center

Washington State Cougars vs USC Trojans Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD6-24

The visiting Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Galen Center against the USC Trojans.

The Trojans sport records of 6-24 and 9-20 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 14-15 and 12-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-16 for the Trojans and 13-14 for the Cougars.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Trojans as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. USC is rated No. 234 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington State is at No. 214. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-56 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 255 in NCAA hoops at 32.9 per game. Contrast that with USC’s No. 343 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC is the No. 339-ranked team in the country at 4 per game, while Washington State rates No. 146 at 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Washington State owns the country's No. 260-rated mark, allowing 73.6 points per game on the highway. USC, on the other hand, rates No. 343 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington State was a 78-46 loser on the road against UCLA. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Washington State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by UCLA and falling by a 78-46 score at Pauley Pavilion.

USC lost its last outing, an 80-58 result against Washington on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. USC was run off the court by the Huskies on Thursday as Washington routed them 80-58 at Galen Center.

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Cougars at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against USC
Washington State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against USC
Washington State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of USC's last 7 games when playing Washington State
USC is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games