The Trojans and Cardinal are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPNU. The Cardinal will host the game at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, CA. This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 151.5 points, and Stanford is favored to win by -2 at home vs. USC.

USC TROJANS VS STANFORD CARDINAL BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stanford Cardinal -2

This game will be played at Maples Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE STANFORD CARDINAL:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinal.
  • Not only will Stanford pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Trojans Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

USC enters this game as a 2-point underdog, and they have gone 0-7 in their seven games as the underdog this season. They are also just 2-7 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -5.4 points per game.

The Trojans are coming off a 28-point win over Oregon State, and they are 9-14 overall this season. In Pac-12 play, USC has gone just 3-8, and they have lost their last five games on the road.

As the underdog this season, USC has gone just 2-5 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5 and they are just 1-2 in their last three road games vs. the spread. Overall, their ATS record this year is 10-12.

USC’s over/under record this season sits at 13-8-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 147.4. So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 151.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-1-1.

In their latest game, USC’s offense looked good, scoring 82 points against Oregon State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49.2% and made 17/27 free throws. Offensively, the Trojans hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 219th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in terms of percentage and 141st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Trojans’ defense holds the 227th rank in the nation, allowing 74.3 points per game. USC’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Oregon State offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 54 points.

Will the Cardinal Win at Maples Pavilion?

Stanford will be the favorite in this game with a point spread of -2. For the season, the Cardinal have a record of 11-11, including a 6-6 mark in Pac-12 play. At home, they are 8-5, and their average scoring margin is +5.3 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, Stanford is 6-4, and they are coming off a loss to UCLA, 82-74. So far, the Cardinal have been favored in 12 games, going 7-5 in those matchups.

As the favorite this season, Stanford has gone just 5-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-6, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinal are 4-6.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Stanford is 1-2. So far this season, the over/under record for the Cardinal is 13-8. In their games this year, the average scoring total is 153.7 points, and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is lower than that average. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.

In their recent matchup, the Stanford offense ended with 74 points against UCLA. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 52.8% and made 4 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cardinal offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 24 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Stanford is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.1 points per game (264th). So far, the Stanford defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (624th).