Washington State vs USC Prediction NCAAB Picks 2/29

Washington State vs USC Prediction NCAAB Picks 2/29

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USC Trojans vs. Washington State Cougars: Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an exciting matchup between the USC Trojans (11-16, 5-11 PAC12) and the Washington State Cougars (21-7, 12-5 PAC12) on February 29, 2024, at 8:30 PM at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA. Tune in to PAC12 for what promises to be a thrilling game.

 

Team Reviews

USC Trojans (11-16)

The USC Trojans have had a challenging season with an 11-16 record, struggling to find consistency in their performance. Despite the scoring efforts of B. Ellis and the rebounding of D. Rodman, the Trojans have faced difficulties against tougher opponents. With a recent victory over UCLA, USC aims to carry that momentum into their matchup against Washington State.

Last 5 Games:

  • @ UCLA: W62-56
  • vs COLO: L92-89 2OT
  • vs UTAH: W68-64
  • @ STAN: L99-68
  • @ CAL: L83-77 OT

 

Washington State Cougars (21-7)

The Washington State Cougars have had a stellar season with a 21-7 record, showcasing their strength in the PAC12. Led by the scoring of I. Jones and solid contributions from M. Rice, the Cougars have proven to be a formidable opponent. Despite a recent loss to ASU, Washington State is determined to bounce back against USC.

Last 5 Games:

  • @ ASU: L73-61
  • @ ARIZ: W77-74
  • vs STAN: W72-59
  • vs CAL: W84-65
  • @ ORE: W62-56

 

USC vs Washington State Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
USC Trojans +7.5 (EVEN) o138.5 (-105) OFF
Washington State Cougars -7.5 (-120) u138.5 (-115) OFF

 

Prediction

Expect the Washington State Cougars to secure the victory and cover the -7.5 points spread against the USC Trojans. Here's why:

Washington State has been dominant at home this season, boasting a strong record at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. With their balanced offense led by I. Jones and solid defense, the Cougars have the tools to control the game against USC.

While USC has shown flashes of competitiveness, they have struggled to maintain consistency, especially on the road. Washington State's recent performance and home-court advantage give them the edge in this matchup. Look for the Cougars to dictate the tempo of the game and capitalize on their strengths to secure a comfortable victory and cover the spread.

 

Pick: Washington State Cougars to Win and Cover the Spread (-7.5)

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