Washington State vs USC (7:30pm)
The USC Trojans have regained their momentum with the return of Bronny James to the court. In their recent impressive victory against Stanford, they showcased their prowess by shooting over 56% from beyond the arc. Notably, the Trojans have consistently scored 70 or more points in their last 12 games. However, they face a formidable challenge against Washington State, who, despite struggling to reach 68 points in five of their last six games, maintains a solid offensive average of 75.0 points per game on 47.3% shooting. Defensively, Washington State allows 65.9 points per game and currently holds an 8th position in the Pac-12 with a 1-3 record in league action.
Looking back at the previous clashes between these teams, there is a notable variance in scoring. While last year's meetings resulted in high-scoring affairs with combined totals of 152 and 150 points, the year before witnessed struggles to surpass 120 points. Over the last 10 encounters, five have seen 150 or more points, while the remaining five recorded totals below 130, highlighting a pattern of either offensive showcases or defensive struggles. Despite both teams exceeding the posted total in their recent games, there's a belief that the law of averages will come into play in the upcoming matchup, with an expectation of no more than 142 points combined. Under is 23-7 in Trojans last 30 games as a home favorite of 0.5-6.5.
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Pick: Under 146 (-110)