USC at Washington State 2/2/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:28 AM ET

The USC Trojans visit Friel Court in Pullman, Washington on Saturday for a Pac-12 showdown with the Washington State Cougars. The Trojans fell to 12-9 on the season following a 75-62 loss to Washington on Wednesday. USC trailed at the half by 11 points and cut the deficit to seven with five minutes remaining but came no closer. Benny Boatwright led the Trojans with 22 points.

Washington State dropped to 8-13 on the season following its 87-67 loss to UCLA at home. The Cougars were outscored 13-2 in the second half giving the Bruins a 62-49 cushion over Washington State and increased the lead to 76-55 with a run of 14-3 and Washington State was finished. Robert Franks led the Cougars in the loss with 21 points. Bennie Boatwright leads USC in scoring with an average of 17.3 points per game. Nick Rakocevic is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Derryck Thornton leads USC in assists with an average of 4.9 per game. USC is shooting 46.3% from the field and 37.5% from 3-point territory.

Robert Franks leads Washington State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 21.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Viont’e Daniels leads the Cougars in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. Washington State is shooting 46.1% from the field and 35.7% from 3-point territory.

Washington State has failed to cover 4 of the last 5 versus USC. The visiting team (USC) has covered 5 of the last 7 between the two. Washington State has failed to cover each of the last 4 overall, 4 of the last 5 at home and each of the last 5 played on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, USC Trojans win and cover ATS 81-70.

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