USC at Arizona - 2/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (18-6) at Arizona Wildcats (20-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and Arizona Wildcats square off Sunday night at the McKale Center.
The USC Trojans look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The USC Trojans are averaging 83.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.6 points and 5.1 assists. Julian Jacobs is dishing 5.7 assists and Bennie Boatwright is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Trojans are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Southern California Trojans have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Arizona Wildcats look to build on their solid four-game winning streak .The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 81.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds while Gabe York is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 assists. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Kaleb Tarczewski is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The Trojans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Trojans are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
USC is in a bit of a slump and going to play Arizona in the desert doesn't seem like its going to help turn things around. USC doesn't play its best ball on the road, and Arizona is one of the top home teams in the country. Also look for the Widcats to bounce back after a lackluster perfomance against UCLA on Friday. I'll take the Cats by double digits.