Betting on today's Cougars and Trojans game? Catch the action at Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA, as the Trojans hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on FS1. This Pac-12 conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and the Trojans are favored to win at home vs. the Cougars.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS VS USC TROJANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: USC Trojans -6.5

This game will be played at Galen Center at 10:30 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE USC TROJANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Not only will USC pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Win at Los Angeles Possible for the Cougars?

Washington State enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog, and the team has gone 0-3 on the road this season. The Cougars' overall record sits at 10-5, but they have struggled in Pac-12 play, going 1-3.

Over their last 10 games on the road, Washington State has gone just 3-7. They are coming off an 89-84 loss to Oregon, and their record as an underdog this season is 0-3.

Washington State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 5-9-1. They are 0-2-1 vs. the spread as the underdog and have gone 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Washington State's over/under record this season sits at 7-8, and today's line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, which is higher than the season average of 140.9 points per game.

Washington State finished with 84 points in their game against Oregon. This total surpasses their season-average of 75 points per game. The top scorer for the Cougars was Myles Rice with 22 points, while Jaylen Wells also chipped in with 15 points.

Coming into today's game, the Washington State defense is giving up an average of 65.9 points per contest. The Washington State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 89 points and allowed Oregon to connect on 9 threes.

Will the Trojans Find a Way to Win at Home?

After a win over Stanford, the USC Trojans are back home, where they are 6-3 this season. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4. This season, USC has been favored in 12 of their 15 games, going 8-4 in those matchups.

So far, the Trojans have gone 2-2 in Pac-12 play and are 8-7 overall. They have won two straight games and have a scoring margin of +7.4 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, USC has gone 7-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-4 and their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for USC games is 12-3. Today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (148.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points.

USC is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 93 points vs. Stanford. This figure is more than their season average of 78.9 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Boogie Ellis, who is averaging 18.8 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Collier also maintains a PPG average of 15.6 heading into game.

The Trojans' defense is presently ranked 225th nationally, allowing an average of 75.0 points per contest. In today's game vs. Washington State, the USC defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, USC made 15 free-throws vs. the Trojans.