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USC vs. Washington State odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Feb. 20 prediction from proven model

The No. 17 USC Trojans haven’t lost a game to Washington State since 2015, but the Cougars are hoping to snap a four-game losing streak with a big win against their Pac-12 rivals on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Wazzu’s Michael Flowers and Noah Williams combined for 25 points in the last meeting between the two programs in early December, but it wasn’t enough to get the win, and USC pulled out a 63-61 victory. The Trojans’ only loss in their last six games came against Pac-12 leader No. 3 Arizona on February 5, but they bounced back to win their last three contests.

The Trojans are favored by seven points in the latest Southern California vs. Washington State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 132.5. Before entering any Washington State vs. Southern California picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Southern California vs. Washington State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Washington State vs. USC:

  • USC vs. Washington State spread: USC -7
  • USC vs. Washington State over-under: 132.5 points

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What you need to know about Washington State

The Cougars never held a lead in their last game, which ended in a 76-56 loss to No. 13 UCLA last Thursday. Guard Tyrell Roberts led his team with 14 points, but did so on an inefficient 5-for-14 shooting night in his 26 minutes on the floor. Wazzu had two other players reach double-digit scoring totals in the loss, as Williams and Andrej Jakimovski each finished with 11 points in the game.

Roberts is the second-leading scorer on the team, behind senior guard Michael Flowers, who averages 13.4 points per start. Flowers is coming off of his worst game of the season, after he scored just three points in the loss to the Bruins. Despite the Cougars’ poor results as of late, they have the Pac-12’s top scoring defense in conference play, and have allowed just 60.3 points in those games on average. Part of that is thanks to the rim-protecting ability of sophomore center Efe Abogidi, who averages 1.6 blocks per outing.

What you need to know about Southern California

USC picked up a 79-69 victory over another Evergreen State opponent in its last outing, when it defeated the the Washington Huskies at home on Thursday. Forward Chevez Goodwin looked sharp, and scored a season-high 24 points along with nine boards. Senior guard Drew Peterson had a solid game as well, and made 54.5 percent of his shots to finish with 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

USC has held their opposition to a field goal percentage of 37.7, which places it sixth in college basketball. Conversely, the Cougars have only been able to knock down 40.6 percent of their shots this season, which is the 23rd-lowest field goal percentage in the country. Wazzu shot just 36.8 percent in its previous game against USC, but managed to hit 40 percent of its three-pointers against a Trojans defense that has otherwise allowed opponents to make just 32 percent of attempts from downtown this year.

How to make Washington State vs. Southern California picks

The model has simulated Southern California vs. Washington State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick where one side has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins USC vs. Washington State? And which side of the spread has all of the value? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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