Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans - 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 -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The USC Trojans will travel to play the Arizona Wildcats in a PAC-12 game on Sunday.
The Arizona Wildcats are 20-5 (8-4) and are coming off of a win against UCLA by a score of 81-75. Arizona has won 4 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the PAC-12 standings. Arizona is averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 67.9 points per game. Arizona is also averaging 40.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game for Arizona. Gabe York is averaging 14.7 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Arizona is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 48.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The USC Trojans are 18-6 (7-4) and are coming off of a loss to Arizona State by a score of 74-67. USC has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 3rd in the PAC-12 standings. USC defeated Arizona by a score of 103-101 in these two teams first meeting of the season. USC is averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. USC is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 12.8 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for USC. Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.1 assists per game for the Trojans. USC is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 38.3% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
USC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. USC is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in USC’s last 6 road games. Arizona is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Arizona is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 6-1 in Arizona’s last 7 home games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Arizona will be looking to even the score with USC after losing a thrilling game earlier in the season. Both teams are high scoring, but Arizona is the better defensive team. Arizona is coming into this game with momentum, while USC has stumbled in their last few games. I like Arizona to win this game, but I think USC will be able to keep it close.