The USC Trojans will be one of the biggest favorites on the board when they take on Washington in the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday. It’s easy to see why, considering how terrible the Huskies have been. Concern laying that much chalk is understandable, but the faves are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in the past 10 between USC and Washington.
– Shark BITES
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of USC’s last 8 games.
- Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games as underdog.
- The winner of this game will face UCLA on Thursday.
USC is in a weird spot. The Trojans are clearly better than most of the Pac-12 but seem to be a step behind the top tier in the conference. Five of their eight losses this season have come at the hands of UCLA, Oregon and Arizona. Sophomore Chimezie Metu has been USC’s most consistent player offensively, as the 6’11” sophomore has scored double digits in 10 consecutive games while shooting 58.8 percent in that span.
Washington is basically a dead man walking the green mile. The team has one win in its past 15 outings, which was a one-point overtime win over a mediocre Colorado team. To make matters worse, Markelle Fultz is all but done his collegiate career with the freshman missing five of the past seven games with a sore knee. The one positive has been the play of Noah Dickerson, with the sophomore averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 66.7 percent in the past three.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you were backing the Washington Huskies in this one, their betting line was listed as 11-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.
Washington Huskies vs USC Trojans Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The 23-8 and 15-15 ATS USC Trojans will face the 9-21 Washington Huskies, who own a 9-21 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the USC Trojans are 15-15 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Washington Huskies are 11-19.
The Odds – Shark Power Rankings have the USC Trojans at No. 110 and the Washington Huskies at No. 312 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.
The game also pits USC’s No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 78.87 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 248 at 81.17 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 45.69% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.57% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington got 27 points from Noah Dickerson on the way to a 74-58 loss against USC on Saturday at Galen Center.
- Washington is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing USC
- USC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- USC is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- USC is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of USC’s last 8 games