USC vs. Stanford Pick
Will USC go on the road and pick up another Pac-12 victory when the Trojans face Stanford at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, USC is favored on the road, as the Trojans are getting odds of -4.5 points against Stanford. The over/under total for the game is listed at 153 points. Tonight’s game takes place the Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California and will air live on FS1.
USC has won its last two games since an 88-81 loss to Washington. The Trojans are 11-5 overall, 2-1 in the Pac-12 and 10-6 against the spread. USC has covered in five of its last six games. The Trojans are averaging 81.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 73.1 per game. Chimezie Metu is leading USC with 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while Bennie Boatwright is adding 16.6 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Stanford picked up its first conference win this week by topping UCLA, 107-99 in OT at home. The Cardinal are now 7-8 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-12 and 5-10 against the spread. Stanford is 3-2 ATS in its last five. The Cardinal are averaging 75.2 points per game this season while allowing 76 per contest. Reid Travis is leading Stanford with 20.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while Michael Humphrey is adding 12 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.
Stanford has won five of the last six meetings with USC, but the Trojans have covered the spread in three of the last four encounters. The Trojans have been able to be somewhat consistent on the road with what it does at home. That is comforting as a bettor. I believe USC won’t have a major letdown when it faces Stanford tonight. The Cardinal actually are scoring less at home than on the road, so you don’t have to worry about Stanford shooting the lights out. As long as USC plays its game, I think the Trojans cover. The public betting is backing USC and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: USC -4.5