USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (13-2) at USC Trojans (13-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Galen Center)
The Line: USC Trojans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 Conference game on Saturday.
The USC Trojans are 13-3 (2-1) and are coming off of a win against Arizona State by a score of 75-65. USC led by 10 points at halftime and was able to maintain that lead in the second half. Julian Jacobs had 15 points and 5 assists for USC. Bennie Boatwright added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Trojans. USC out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-34 and had 17 assists in their victory. USC is averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 69.8 points per game. USC is also averaging 43 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Katin Reinhardt is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Julian Jacobs is averaging 12.5 points per game and 5.5 assists per game. USC is shooting 66% on free throws, 41.1% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 13-2 (1-1) and are coming off of a loss to UCLA by a score of 87-84. Arizona fought back to tie the game late, but a three-pointer by Bryce Alford in the final seconds sunk the Wildcats. Ryan Anderson had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Arizona. Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats. Arizona out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-33 and had 11 assists in their defeat. Arizona is averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 41 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.1 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Allonzo Trier is averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game. Arizona is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 48.2% on all field goal attempts.
Arizona is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. Arizona is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 4-0 in Arizona’s last 4 games. USC is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. USC is 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 6-2 in USC’s last 8 home games. Arizona is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 matchups.
USC has really impressed me this season with how they are able to score on the offensive end. Both of these teams are very good rebounding teams, so it should be a fun battle to watch down low. With the way USC is playing, I am taking them at home.