The USC Trojans (15-6) didn’t get the 2023 calendar year off to a great start, losing 81-71 to Thursday’s opponent the Washington State Cougars (10-13) 81-71 in a game with a PK line. The Trojans went 4-2 the rest of the month but now try to get February off on the right foot against a WSU team that has lost three of the last four.

Before Betting on Washington State vs USC

The Trojans come into Thursday’s game in a letdown spot after their 77-64 win over #8 / rival UCLA. Boogie Ellis had 31 points in that outing as USC won their second straight game as an underdog, +5 at home against the Bruins and a 77-69 victory at Arizona State last Saturday at +3.5.

USC is now 7-3 in the Pac-12, a game back from the Bruins and tied with #5 Arizona. The Cougars played #5 Arizona close in a 63-58 loss on January 26th, and then blew the doors off Arizona State 75-58 on Saturday behind a season high 22 points from Andrej Jakimovski and a season high 20 from Justin Powell. If WSU can get that kind of production from just their #3 and #6 leading scorer again the upset is in play.

USC had won nine in a row in the head to head meetings with Washington State prior to their 10-point loss on New Year’s Day, covering the number in seven of those wins. This seems like a game where the Trojans get back on track in the series.

Cougars vs Trojans NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineWSU (3.30) | USC (1.36)131.5WSU+6.5 (1.91) | USC -6.5 (1.91)
BovadaWSU (3.30) | USC (1.36)131.5WSU+6.5 (1.91) | USC -6.5 (1.91)
BetUSWSU (3.35) | USC (1.35)131.5WSU+6.5 (1.91) | USC -6.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agWSU (3.30) | USC (1.36)131.5WSU+6.5 (1.91) | USC -6.5 (1.91)
PinnacleWSU (3.34) | USC (1.34)131.5WSU+6.5 (1.97) | USC -6.5 (1.88)

Washington State vs USC Prediction & Pick

The Trojans are 11-1 at home this season and have covered the number in five straight on their own court. WSU has gone just 1-6 away from Pullman, and although the line is moving away from USC after a -4.5 open the Trojans look like big winners here.

Pick: USC -6.5