Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Trojans CBB Odds
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13-15 Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans 21-8
2017 NCAA Basketball – Pac 12
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 10 PM ET
Venue: Galen Center Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: USC -12
CBB Betting Total: 151.5
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Washington State has won 2 in a row, but they are 4 games under .500 in the Pac 12 and 2 games under .500 overall. They already lost to USC at home this season by 9 points and they are major road underdogs this time around.
USC has lost 4 in a row with 3 of those losses coming against ranked teams. They have 21 wins, but are only .500 in conference play so they are on the Big Dance bubble big time.
In their last games Washington State beat Washington 79-71 and USC lost to Arizona State 83-82.
Washington State Cougars
Washington State ranks tied for 242nd in the nation in points per game and 269th in points allowed.
In their win over Washington in their last game the Cougars took out a Huskies team that is in the basement of the conference standings. They shot the rock much better with a FG% of 51.7% while UW only shot 42.6%.
The Cougars also shot the long ball well in the Washington game with a 3-pt FG% of 42.9% while the Huskies only shot 19%from deep. WSU had to shoot the ball well, as they gave up 16 offensive boards and only grabbed 6.
Josh Hawkinson was the high scorer for the Cougars in the UW game going for 22 points. WSU had balance in the game with 4 starters going for at least 12 points.
Hawkinson leads WSU in scoring (15.5 ppg) and is averaging a double-double also averaging 10.1 rpg. The Cougars have three players averaging over 10 ppg, but stopping Hawkinson will be key for the Trojans.
The road team is5-0 ATS in the last 5 games between these Pac 12 rivals.
This season Washington State is only 2-5 on the road.
USC ranks a solid 59th in the nation in points per game, but only 221stin points allowed.
In USC’s 4-game losing streak they have given up an average of 89 ppg.
In their loss to Arizona State in their last game it looked as if USC had the game in the bag, but the Sun Devils came back from a 6-point deficit with only 30 seconds to play.
USC shot a much better FG% than ASU (56.4% to 46.2%), but they committed 12 turnovers and gave up 12 offensive rebounds while they only had 5.
Bennie Boatwright was the high scorer for USC in the ASU game going for 22 points and Chimezie Metu went for 14 points and had 13 boards.
Boatwright leads 4 players for USC that are averaging over 12 ppg, but the offense has not been the problems as of late, but they have been torched on defense.
USC is 12-3 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- WSU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- WSU is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- USC is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- USCis 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games..
Free Washington State Cougars vs. USC Trojans NCAAB Prediction:
USC will snap their 4-game skid with a W in this game, but WSU will play them close and cover the big spread on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Washington State +12
USC will move to over .500 on the season with a win in this game, but they likely still have some work to do to get an invite to the Big Dance.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: USC 85 Washington State 80
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