The Washington Huskies (12-12, 2-9 Pac-12) will try to put an end to their six-game losing streak when they take on the USC Trojans (17-7, 6-5 Pac-12) at Galen Center. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Washington Huskies at USC Trojans Betting Prediction
In the Huskies’ last outing, they were beaten by the Washington State Cougars, 79-67. Washington State was successful at getting and making free throws. The Cougars made 24 of their 28 free throws (85.7 percent), while the Huskies were just 10-17 (58.8 percent). Jaden McDaniels put together a solid outing for Washington, contributing 16 points and six rebounds.
The Trojans lost a tough one against the Arizona State Sun Devils in their last outing, 66-64. Arizona State’s 17.4 turnover percentage was the team’s largest advantage over USC, who had a mark of 27.8. The Sun Devils’ mark was worse than their season average of 15.7, while the Trojans’ was above their season average of 17.8. Jonah Mathews put together a solid performance for USC, leading the team in scoring with 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Isaiah Stewart scored a game-high 18 points and the Huskies defeated the Trojans 72-40. He also put up 10 rebounds. The Huskies had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.215) and had a better free throw rate (0.207 vs. 0.185).
The offense of USC (202nd in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 101.3) will face off against the top-notch defense of Washington (49th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 94.0). The Huskies should have the edge on that side of the ball.
Washington Huskies at USC Trojans Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Washington, O/U – Under
USC averages 38.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. Washington ranks 198th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1).
The Trojans average 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 60th in the NCAA. The Huskies rank 193rd in assists allowed per game (13.7).
Washington ranks 76th in steals per game (7.2) while USC ranks 205th in steals allowed per game (8.2).
The Huskies rank second in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while the Trojans rank 69th (2.9).
Washington ranks 193rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while USC ranks 252nd (18.3).
The Huskies have been outscored by an average of 6.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Washington has defeated opponents by an average of 5.0 points.
During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (5.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (0.7 below their season average).