Arizona vs. USC - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (10-15) at Arizona Wildcats (22-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans face off on Thursday at the McKale Center in a Pac-12 college basketball battle.
The Arizona Wildcats are 22-3 this season and they are ranked seventh in the nation. Arizona is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 49.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Stanley Johnson leads the Wildcats averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 11.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, and T.J. McConnell is averaging 9.8 points. Arizona is 13-2 at home and 10-2 in the Pac-12.
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The USC Trojans are 10-15 this season and they are coming off of a rare win beating Oregon State. USC is averaging 67.2 points and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Nicloa Jovanovic leads the Trojans averaging 12.4 poins and 7.2 rebounds per game. Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.4 points, Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.1 points, and Julian Jacobs is averaging 8.1 points. USC is 2-6 on the road and 2-11 in the Pac-12.
Arizona is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 7-1 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 6-1 against the spread following a win. USC is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 6-2 against a team with a winning percentage over .600, and 4-0 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a big line but I still see Arizona just blowing USC out so I am laying the points.