The Pac-12 hits primetime on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, when the USC Trojans (13-3, 7-2) visit the Stanford Cardinal (10-6, 6-4). USC is currently in second place in the Pac-12 and are just 1.5 games back of the UCLA Bruins. Stanford is in sixth place and are three games back of UCLA. This game will air live on FS1 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
After 16 games, the USC offense is averaging 76.6 points per game and are shooting 46.6% from the field. Evan Mobley is averaging a team high 16.4 points per game and 8.9 rebounds. Drew Peterson is dishing out a team high 3.4 assists per game. Defensively, the Trojans are allowing 64.5 points, 5.7 blocks, and 4.6 steals per game. USC is on a two-game winning streak.
The Stanford offense is averaging 72.6 points per game and are shooting 45.5% from the field. Oscar da Silva is averaging a team high 19.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds. Ziaire Williams is dishing out a team high 2.8 assists per game. Defensively, the Cardinal are allowing 68.9 points, 3.8 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game. Stanford is on a one-game losing streak.
Below is my College Basketball pick between the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
USC Trojans (-2) at Stanford Cardinal: O/U 139.5 (-108/-112)
Last time out, USC came away with a 75-62 home win over the Oregon State Beavers. USC held the lead most of the game and only allowed Oregon State to get up by as many as five points in this one. Evan Mobley led the Trojans with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Tahj Eaddy dished out a team high four assists. USC shot 44.6% (29-65) from the field, 33.3% (8-24) from beyond the arc, and 64.3% (9-14) from the free throw line.
Stanford could not complete the Arizona road sweep as they fell 79-75 at the Arizona Sun Devils. The Cardinal led with just over one-minute remaining, but the ASU defense clamped down and did not allow Stanford to score the rest of the game. Jaiden Delaire led Stanford with 21 points and Oscar da Silva grabbed a team high 11 rebounds and dished out a team high four assists. Stanford shot 44.7% (21-47) from the field, 13.3% (2-15) from the beyond the arc, and 91.2% (31-34) from the free throw line.
Series History: These two teams have met 161 times in the past and Stanford holds a slight 82-79 advantage. USC has won three of the past four meetings between these two Pac-12 rivals.
Game Prediction: I like USC -2 to get a huge road win.
2020-2021 CBB Pick Record: 9-4