USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
The Washington State Cougars (6-1) will take on the USC Trojans (7-0) at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday.
The USC Trojans took the court against Utah and took home the win by a score of 93-73 in their last contest. USC finished with a 52.2% FG percentage (36 out of 69) and made 7 of their 20 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Trojans made 14 of 25 shots for a percentage of 56.0%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 48 with 15 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 dimes in the game in addition to creating 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. In relation to the defense, USC allowed their opponent to shoot 37.7% from the field on 26 out of 69 shooting. Utah distributed 9 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. Moreover, Utah had 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Utah went 78.6% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 14 tries. They made 10 of their 27 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Trojans ended up with 14 while Utah had 17 fouls.
Isaiah Mobley is a player who had an impact in the game. He ended up scoring 21 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 35 mins and grabbed 12 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earned 3 assists.
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USC comes into this game with a win-loss record of 7-0 on the year. They have an average of 80.3 points per contest (56th in Division 1) while going 49.0% from the field. The Trojans are shooting 34.9% on three-point attempts (44 of 126) and 57.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, USC is pulling down 44.7 boards per contest and has 116 dimes this season, which has them ranked 75th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 8.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Trojans are able to force 10.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They are 97th in D-1 in giving up assists with 76 relinquished on the year. The Trojans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 34.9% (156 of 447) and they surrender 35.9 boards per contest as a unit. They relinquish 26.8% from 3-point land and they are 52nd in the country in PPG from their opponents (60.4).
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars went home victorious with a score of 51-29 against Arizona State. The Cougars were able to collect 35 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup. They coughed it up 14 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. Arizona State was called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.1%. In terms of three-point shots, Washington State made 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). When all was said and done, the Cougars went 18 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a rate of 30.5%. The Cougars permitted Arizona State to convert 12 out of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 21.1% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 11.5% from distance by hitting 3 out of 26 and ended up shooting 2 out of 8 at the charity stripe (25.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Washington State permitted Arizona State to grab 29 in all (3 offensive).
Dishon Jackson was important for the Cougars in this matchup. He converted 4 of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 10 rebounds. He earned 10 points in his 26 mins on the court and earned 1 assist in the matchup.
Washington State has a win-loss mark of 6-1 so far this season. The Cougars commit 19.4 fouls per game and they hit 74.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 10.3 times per game (329th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per game. Washington State has tallied 560 pts for the year (80.0 per game) and they pull in 41.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cougars are hitting on 44.5% from the floor, which is 179th in the nation.
The Cougars are ranked 90th in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.7% from the floor (17th in college basketball). The Washington State defense surrenders 30.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (48 of 156) and their opponents are converting on 72.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 9.4 dimes and 32.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 32nd and 105th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington State
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