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USC TrojansWashington State Cougars
10-19March 06, 2014, 11:00 | Friel Court9-19

The Washington State Cougars will be trying to slam the USC Trojans on Thursday when the teams tip off at Friel Court in college betting action.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 9-15 ATS. USC is 15-11-1 on the totals; Washington State is 10-14.

View USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington State Cougars as -5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 309 (Cougars) and the No. 331 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for USC, they were a 78-63 loser as they battled Oregon at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. USC got 20 points from Pe'Shon Howard but lost anyway, 78-63, to Oregon on Saturday at Galen Center.

Washington State was a 72-49 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Washington State was run off the court by the Huskies on Friday as Washington routed them 72-49 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington State's No. 251-ranked scoring average of 61.79 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 231 and allowing 75.9 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 40.34% to date this season, less than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (43.95% per game).

A few Trojans at Cougars trends to consider:
USC is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC's last 5 games
USC is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
USC at Washington, Saturday, March 8th
Washington State at UCLA, Saturday, March 8th