Washington Huskies vs USC Trojans Prediction, 1/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs USC Trojans
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+15)
Galen Center is the site where and the USC Trojans (9-2) will take on the Washington Huskies (1-9) on Thursday. The odds on this contest have USC as 15-point favorites. The total has been set at 137.
Washington heads into this game with a win-loss record of 1-9 on the campaign. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 32.3 rebounds per contest and has tallied 93 dimes so far this season, which ranks 285th in the country in terms of passing. The Huskies are shooting 26.7% on shots from beyond the arc (58 of 217) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 63.3 points per contest (316th in Division 1) while shooting 39.4% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Huskies are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 fouls. They give up 33.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 277th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (74.7). The Huskies defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.3% (269 of 621) and they surrender 41.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 289th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 167 surrendered for the season.
The Washington Huskies faced the California Golden Bears and took a loss by a final of 84-78 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest having earned a 52.0% field goal percentage (26 of 50) and buried 9 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Huskies knocked down 17 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 11 dimes for the contest while having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Washington allowed 52.0% from the floor on 26 out of 50 shooting. California recorded 19 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. On top of that, the Golden Bears pulled down 21 rebounds (7 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. California finished 61.1% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 18 shots. They also converted 11 of 26 shots from distance.
Erik Stevenson is one guy who played a role in this contest. He ended up scoring 27 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and snagged 5 boards. Stevenson ended up going 63.6% from the field and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this matchup for the Huskies was Jamal Bey. He totaled 5 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He went 70.0% from the floor in this contest by going 7-of-10 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bey was on the court for 37 min.
USC has a record of 9-2 this year. When it comes to offense, the Trojans are shooting 47.3% from the field, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. USC has accounted for 838 points on the campaign (76.2 per contest) and they pull in 41.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per contest (159th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Trojans commit 17.1 fouls every game while shooting 65.4% from the charity stripe. The Trojans are ranked 39th in the country in PPG allowed with 63.5. They allow 12.3 dimes and 34.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 140th and 127th in those categories on the defensive end. The USC defense concedes 30.9% on 3-pointers (80 of 259) and their opponents are knocking down 66.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.0% from the field (2nd in college basketball).
For their last game, the USC Trojans got the win with a final of 67-62 when they played the UC Riverside Highlanders. The Trojans recorded 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 45 in the matchup. They stuffed 9 attempts while getting 4 steals for this game. The Highlanders earned 20 fouls in this matchup which took the Trojans to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. In reference to shots from downtown, USC buried 3 of their 21 tries (14.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Trojans went 24 for 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.1%. The Trojans permitted the Highlanders to knock down 24 out of 61 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 39.3% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 37.5% from three-point range via 12 out of 32 and finished the contest at 2 of 9 at the charity stripe (22.2%). In reference to attacking the glass, USC allowed UC Riverside to pull down 33 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Evan Mobley ended up having an impact for the Trojans for this contest. He knocked down 8 of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which got him 20 points. Mobley collected 11 rebounds in his 41 minutes played and added 2 assists for this game. An additional guy that was important for USC was Isaiah Mobley. He accumulated 16 points in his 42 minutes played via 6 out of 15 from the floor in the matchup. Mobley ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 12 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take USC (-15) and over 137 points
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