Washington State Cougars vs USC Trojans Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/15/2020
Game: Washington State Cougars vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: USC -8.5
The Washington State Cougars travel to Galen Center to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 8.5 point favorites.
Washington State comes into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. USC has an overall mark of 18-7. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Washington State Cougars are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 15-10-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 8-16-1 against the over/under
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
02/12/20 F Aljaz Kunc Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs UCLA
01/15/20 G Jaylen Shead Hip is out indefinitely
01/04/20 F Deion James Heart is out for season
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
02/13/20 G Ethan Anderson Head left last game, is questionable
02/13/20 G Kyle Sturdivant Personal is questionable
02/13/20 F Onyeka Okongwu Concussion is questionable
CJ Elleby comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Isaac Bonton averages 14.8 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Onyeka Okongwu averages 16.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jonah Mathews averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington State averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 318th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 235th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.7 per game. The Cougars allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 285th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 78th place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
USC is 157th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 183rd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 114th in the nation. They are 39th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 57th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Trojans are 61st in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Trojans surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 154th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 189th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Trojans are 136th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 231st. They are 111th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 305th. As a unit they are 299th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 133rd in D-1. Washington State is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
USC is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Trojans are 212th in the country in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 119th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 222nd. As a team they are 215th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Washington State/USC college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take USC -8.5
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