Washington at USC - 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Washington at USC - 2/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

USC Trojans (21-4) vs Washington Huskies (13-10)

Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11:30 pm (Galen Center)

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The Washington Huskies will travel to play the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 game on Thursday.

The Washington Huskies are 13-10 (8-5) this season and have won four of their last six games. Washington is coming off of a loss to Arizona by a score of 92-68. Washington allowed Arizona to shoot 57.1% from the field and turned the ball over 12 times in the loss. Terrell Brown Jr. led the Huskies with 29 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Washington is averaging 70.8 points per game and is giving up 72.4 points per game against, while also averaging 33.4 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game. Terrell Brown Jr. is averaging 22.1 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, while Emmitt Matthews Jr. is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Washington is shooting 40.6% on field goals, 68.4% on free throws, and 31.3% on three pointers.

The USC Trojans are 21-4 (10-4) this season and have won four of their last five games. USC defeated UCLA by a score of 67-64 in their last game. USC shot 43.6% from the field and 91.7% on free throws in the game. Drew Peterson led the Trojans with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the win. USC is averaging 73.1 points per game and is giving up 63.6 points per game against, while also averaging 40.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Isaiah Mobley (questionable) is averaging 14.7 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game, while Boogie Ellis is averaging 12.2 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 45.7% on field goals, 65.1% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers.

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Washington is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 19-7 in Washington’s last 26 road games. USC is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 5-2 in USC’s last 7 games. The favorite is 23-9 ATS in these two teams last 32 head to head meetings.

USC is coming off of a big win against UCLA in their last game, while Washington is coming off of a 24-point loss to Arizona. USC plays much better defense than Washington does and has a sizeable rebounding advantage. Isaiah Mobley is the leading scorer for USC, so it will be interesting to see if he plays. If he plays, I like USC to win easily.

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