USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: USC (-7.5)
The USC Trojans (16-3) go to Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington State Cougars (12-8). The spread on this matchup has USC as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 132.
USC will play this game with a win-loss mark of 16-3 for the campaign. The Trojans are connecting on 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (116 of 351) and 65.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.4 pts per game (95th in the nation) while hitting 46.5% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, USC is pulling in 40.8 boards per contest and has 266 assists on the season, which has them ranked 80th in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Trojans are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 fouls. The Trojans defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 38.1% (434 of 1,140) and they surrender 32.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 206th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 226 relinquished on the season. They give up 31.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 31st in D-1 in opponents points per game (63.2).
The USC Trojans faced off with the Washington Huskies and went home with a win by a final score of 69-54 in their last contest. USC wrapped up the contest with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 out of 57) and made 1 of their 7 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Trojans buried 12 of 20 tries for a rate of 60.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in this game as well as having 7 steals and 3 rejections. In the matter of defense, USC allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the field on 28 out of 57 shooting. Washington dished out 8 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, the Huskies pulled down 22 rebounds (2 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Washington finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of 7 tries. They made 5 of their 22 tries from distance.
Evan Mobley is one player who came through for the contest. He totaled 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Mobley finished 72.7% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Trojans was Isaiah Mobley. He collected 12 boards and totaled 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-10 (12 points). When the game finished, Mobley saw the court for 29 minutes.
Washington State has a win-loss record of 12-8 so far this year. The Cougars have committed 18.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 68.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.3 times per game (303rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per game. Washington State has totaled 1,372 points on the year (68.6 per contest) and they grab 37.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cougars are shooting 41.8% from the field, which ranks them 289th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 99th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 67.2. The Washington State defense gives up 30.9% from downtown (124 of 401) and their opponents are knocking down 73.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.0 assists and 35.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 176th and 177th in college hoops. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (43rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Washington State Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 81-73 when they faced the UCLA Bruins. The Cougars snagged 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They stuffed 3 attempts while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Bruins were called for 23 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Cougars to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to make 20 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Washington State converted 13 out of 22 attempts (59.1%). In all, the Cougars went 24 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Cougars allowed the Bruins to knock down 26 out of their 59 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.1% for the game. They went 25.0% from behind the 3-point line via 5 out of 20 and finished the game at 16 out of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). When discussing how they rebounded, Washington State permitted UCLA to pull down 28 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Isaac Bonton ended up being a factor for the Cougars for this contest. He converted 8 out of 18 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which gave him 26 points. Bonton snagged 5 boards in his 37 minutes played and had 5 assists in this matchup. One more player that played a role for Washington State was DJ Rodman. He left the arena with 11 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 7 shooting for the game. Rodman walked away from this one going 57.1% from the field in addition to contributing 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take USC (-7.5)
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