The USC Trojans (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) put their six-game winning streak on the line when they take on the Washington Huskies (10-4, 0-1 Pac-12) at Alaska Airlines Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
USC Trojans at Washington Huskies Free Prediction
The last time the Trojans played, they defeated the Washington State Cougars, 65-56. USC’s 0.400 free throw rate was their largest strength over Washington State, who had a mark of 0.076. The Trojans’ mark was above their season average of 0.241, while the Cougars’ was below their season average of 0.204. With 27 points on 12-for-14 shooting, Onyeka Okongwu was the game’s high scorer.
The Huskies lost a close one to the UCLA Bruins in their last contest, 66-64. UCLA out-rebounded Washington. The Bruins had 22 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Huskies had 11 and 27, respectively. With 24 points on 6-for-12 shooting, Isaiah Stewart was the top scorer from either team.
Washington does a solid job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank seventh in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.307), but USC is among the best in the country at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 42nd by allowing a FTA rate of 0.162).
After the Huskies won both contests against the Trojans last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last contest, Washington won 78-75. Washington had a better turnover percentage (16.3 vs. 20.7). USC, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 22.2).
USC Trojans vs. Washington Huskies Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – USC, O/U – Over
Washington averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 85th in the country. USC ranks 159th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
The Trojans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 7.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 74.6 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.0 points per game (0.3 above their season average).