USC Trojans vs. Michigan State Spartans Pick - Odds - Expert Preview

March 16, 12:15 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Michigan State -2

Game Information

USC Trojans (22-10) face the Michigan State Spartans (19-12) at Nationwide Arena on March 17, 2023. The point spread is +2 for USC and -2 for Michigan State, with a total of 137.5 points.

Last Game

In their most recent game, USC lost to Arizona State 72-77, while Michigan State was defeated by Ohio State 58-68.

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers

USC has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.08, with 13.44 assists and 12.5 turnovers per game. Michigan State holds an advantage in this category with a ratio of 1.37, recording 14.84 assists and 10.87 turnovers per game.


USC averages 35.25 rebounds per game, with 9.44 offensive and 25.81 defensive rebounds. Michigan State has a slight edge, averaging 35.67 rebounds per game, consisting of 8.9 offensive and 26.77 defensive rebounds.

Shooting Percentage

USC's shooting percentage is 45.71% while holding their opponents to 39%. Michigan State's shooting percentage is 45.01% and their opponents shoot at 42.03%. USC has the advantage in this category. Key Offensive Stats: USC's offense scores an average of 72.78 points per game, while Michigan State averages 70.23 points per game. USC has a more effective shooting percentage and a slightly higher scoring average, giving them an advantage in key offensive stats. Key Defensive Stats: USC's defense allows 67.25 points per game, while Michigan State's defense allows 67.39 points per game. USC has a slight edge in defensive stats as they hold their opponents to a lower shooting percentage.

Betting Odds Trends

  • USC is 17-15 ATS overall, with a 10-7 ATS record at home and 4-6 ATS record away.
  • Michigan State is 15-16 ATS overall, with an 8-6 ATS record at home and 4-7 ATS record away.
  • USC has a 17-15 OU record, with a 10-7 OU record at home and 4-6 OU record away.
  • Michigan State has a 16-15 OU record, with a 5-9 OU record at home and 8-3 OU record away.
  • USC has won 6 of their last 10 games, while Michigan State has won 5 of their last 10 games.


USC Trojans

D. Peterson (G) is probable for Friday's game due to an undisclosed injury. V. Iwuchukwu (F) is questionable for Friday's game due to a back injury.

Michigan State Spartans

No injuries to report.

USC vs Michigan State Pick 03/17/23

Based on the provided statistical information, USC holds advantages in assists turnovers, shooting percentage, key offensive stats, and key defensive stats. Michigan State has a slight advantage in rebounding. Given these data points, I'll take the points and back the Trojans.

Free Pick: 
Take USC +2