Washington vs. USC Pick
Can USC roll to a lopsided win over Washington when the two meet in the Pac-12 Tournament tonight at 11:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, USC is the favorite in this game, as the Trojans are getting odds of -11.5 points against Washington. The over/under total for the game is listed at 153.5 points. USC won both meetings this season with Washington, covering the spread in both contests as well. These two meet from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
USC ended its regular season with a 74-58 win at home over Washington to get to 23-8 on the season and 10-8 in the Pac-12. The Trojans are the six seed in this tournament. They come into tonight 15-15 against the spread and average 78.9 points per game on offense while allowing 73.1 on defense. Bennie Boatwright is leading the team with 14.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while Chimezie Metu is adding 14.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
Washington is on a 12-game losing streak entering tonight to fall to 9-21 on the season and 2-16 in the Pac-12. The Huskies haven’t been good at the betting window either, going 8-20-1 against the spread. Washington averages 76.5 points per game on offense while allowing 81.2 on defense. When away from home, Washington is putting up only 68.9 points per game. The Huskies will be without their star player, Markelle Fultz, who is dealing with a knee injury. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. David Crisp is the active team leader with 13.5 points per game.
The spread is big for this game, especially on a neutral floor, but Washington is a mess and without its top player. USC has the defense to really limit what the Huskies will be able to do and they should be able to run past the Washington defense as well. USC has the matchup advantage, shown in the first two meetings, so look for the Trojans to roll.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: USC -11.5