USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: USC (-11.5)
The Washington Huskies (3-14) host the USC Trojans (15-3) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday. Washington opens this matchup as 11.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 145.
USC heads into this contest with a record of 15-3 so far this season. The Trojans are hitting 33.4% on three-point attempts (115 of 344) and 65.5% from the free throw line. They average 75.7 points per game (89th in college hoops) on 46.3% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.3 fouls every game. As a unit, USC is pulling in 40.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 252 assists for the year, which has them ranked 94th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Trojans are able to force 12.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. The Trojans defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 37.9% (412 of 1,086) and they relinquish 32.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 197th in college basketball in giving up assists with 218 relinquished so far this year. They give up 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 39th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (63.7).
The USC Trojans stepped onto the hardwood against the UCLA Bruins and walked away with a win by a score of 66-48 in their last game. USC wrapped up the contest with a 41.1% FG percentage (23 of 56) and buried 9 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Trojans converted 11 of their 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they collected 39 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 dimes in this contest while having 3 steals and 5 blocks. With respect to defense, USC allowed their opponent to shoot 41.1% from the floor on 23 out of 56 shooting. UCLA doled out 11 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Bruins grabbed 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. UCLA finished the game at 37.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of 8 shots. They converted 3 out of their 19 shots from distance.
Tahj Eaddy is someone who was a contributor in this game. He walked away with 16 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also totaled 2 rebounds. Eaddy finished the game shooting 37.5% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this matchup for the Trojans was Evan Mobley. He totaled 9 rebounds and had 3 assists. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-6 (9 points). Overall, Mobley was on the court for 33 minutes.
Washington has a mark of 3-14 this year. The Huskies commit 17.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 10.3 times per game (333rd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. Washington has scored 1,151 pts this year (67.7 per contest) and they snag 30.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Huskies are hitting on 42.1% from the field, which has them ranked 274th in college hoops. The Huskies defensively are ranked 321st in the country in PPG allowed with 78.6. They allow 16.8 dimes and 39.8 boards every game, which is ranked 334th and 328th in college basketball. The Washington defense gives up 34.7% on shots from distance (122 of 352) and opponents are converting on 72.2% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 12.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (254th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a score of 86-74 when they played the Oregon Ducks. The Huskies pulled down 15 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 19 in this matchup. They stuffed 6 attempts while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Ducks committed 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Washington made 9 of 19 tries (47.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Huskies shot 25 for 49 from the field which had them shooting 51.0%. The Huskies permitted the Ducks to convert 29 out of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 49.2% in this contest. They finished 48.0% from distance via 12 of 25 and ended up going 16 of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Oregon to snag 28 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Quade Green ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Green pulled down 4 boards in his 32 mins and added 4 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Washington was Jamal Bey. He ended up walking away with 13 points in 39 minutes on the court via 5 out of 8 from the floor for the game. Bey walked away from this one going 62.5% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC (-11.5)
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