Arizona vs. USC - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (17-8) at Arizona Wildcats (19-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:15 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and Arizona Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McKale Center.
The USC Trojans look for a statement victory after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The USC Trojans are averaging 79.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chimezie Metu is averaging 15.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Bennie Boatwright is averaging 14.4 points and 2.1 assists. Jordan McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Stewart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The USC Trojans are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The USC Trojans have split their last six road games.
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The Arizona Wildcats need a win here to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 81.9 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Allonzo Trier is averaging 19.9 points and 3.2 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. Rawle Alkins is the third double-digit scorer and Dusan Ristic is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats have won 12 of their last 13 home games.
The Trojans are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Pacific-12 and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trojans are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Arizona, 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Arizona Wildcats are back to stinking up the joint this week, so it's kind of hard to trust them right now. The USC Trojans have the offense to hang with anybody and will head into this game confident. The problem is when Arizona wins games, it's usually a blowout, and these recent hiccups can only last so long. The Arizona Wildcats are too talented to keep losing to teams they're much better than. Arizona is also outscoring teams by 15.5 points at home. I'll eat the reasonable line.