Betting on today’s Trojans and Cougars game? Catch the action at Friel Court in Pullman, WA, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on PACN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 138 points, and Washington State is favored by -7 to win at home against USC.

USC TROJANS VS WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Trojans +7

This game will be played at Friel Court at 10:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE USC TROJANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Washington State winning straight-up, we like USC at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will USC Find a Way to Win on the Road?

USC enters this game as a 7-point underdog, and they have gone just 1-10 in games as the underdog this season. The Trojans are 11-16 overall, and they have gone 5-11 in Pac-12 play.

USC is coming off a 62-56 win over UCLA, and they are just 2-8 in their last 10 road games. On the season, the Trojans are 3-9 on the road compared to 8-7 at home.

As the underdog this season, USC has gone just 3-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Trojans are 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, USC has an ATS record of 5-7 this year and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record in USC games is 16-10-1. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (147.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

Coming off their recent game, the USC offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against UCLA. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44%, and they made 8 threes. One area that the USC offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 154th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

At this time, the Trojans’ defense is positioned 238th in the country, permitting 74.8 points per game. The USC defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 56 points and allowed UCLA to connect on 4 threes.

Will Washington State Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Washington State enters this game with a record of 21-7, including a mark of 12-5 in Pac-12 play. The Cougars have been especially strong at home, going 14-3 this season with an average scoring margin of +12.9 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, Washington State has gone 8-2, and they have won four straight games at home. Overall, they have been the favorite in 19 of their 28 games, going 15-4 in those contests.

Against the spread, Washington State has gone 15-12-1 this season. At home, their ATS record is 9-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Washington State has an over/under record of 12-16 this season. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 141.9 and the average scoring total is 142 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 138 points.

Compared to their season average of 75 points per game, Washington State struggled in their previous game. Against Arizona State, the Cougars scored 61 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.3%. Isaac Jones led the scoring for the Cougars, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Myles Rice chipped in with 13 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Washington State defense is giving up an average of 67.0 points per contest. So far, the Washington State defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.9 times per game (409th).