Washington Huskies vs USC Trojans Prediction, 2/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs USC Trojans
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Washington Huskies (13-10) are traveling to Galen Center on Thursday where they will compete against the USC Trojans (21-4).
The Washington Huskies faced Arizona and ended up losing by a score of 92-68 in their last contest. Washington ended the game with a 35.6% field goal percentage (21 out of 59) and buried 3 out of their 17 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Huskies made 23 of 31 shots for a percentage of 74.2%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 34 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 4 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. With regard to defending, Washington allowed 57.1% from the floor on 36 of 63 shooting. Arizona distributed 23 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Arizona collected 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Arizona finished 60.0% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 20 attempts. They also made 8 out of their 20 tries from 3-point land. In regard to fouls, the Huskies ended up finishing with 18 while Arizona totaled 22 fouls.
Terrell Brown is a player who was a major contributor for this contest. He finished shooting 45.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. He walked away with 29 points on 9 out of 20 shooting.
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Washington heads into this contest with a mark of 13-10 for the year. They have an average of 70.8 points per game (190th in D-1) while hitting 40.6% from the floor. The Huskies are hitting 31.3% on shots from distance (148 of 473) and 68.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is collecting 33.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 241 assists on the year, which ranks 338th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Huskies are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 270th in the country in points per game allowed (72.4). The Huskies defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.5% (604 of 1,358) and they relinquish 39.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 189th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 312 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the USC Trojans took home the win by a final score of 67-64 when they faced UCLA. The Trojans corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. UCLA earned 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Trojans to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a clip of 91.7%. When it comes to three-point attempts, USC knocked down 8 of their 18 attempts (44.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Trojans shot 24 out of 55 from the floor which had them shooting 43.6%. The Trojans permitted UCLA to convert 19 of their 63 attempts from the field which had them at 30.2% for the matchup. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 5 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). In relation to cleaning the glass, USC allowed UCLA to grab 36 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Drew Peterson ended up being a factor for the Trojans in the matchup. He converted 9 of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 69.2%, and added 12 rebounds. He earned 27 points in his 38 mins of playing time and added 4 dimes in this matchup.
USC has a win-loss mark of 21-4 for the season. The Trojans commit 15.0 fouls every game and they hit 65.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.6 times per contest (81st in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 11.2 times per game. USC has scored 1,827 pts this season (73.1 per game) and they average 40.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Trojans are connecting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 90th in D-1.
The USC defense surrenders 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (171 of 537) and opponents are converting on 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 11.6 assists and 33.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 92nd and 132nd in the nation. The Trojans on the defensive side of the court are 39th in the country in PPG given up with 63.6. They are forcing 10.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.8% from the field (7th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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