USC Trojans (6-2) at Arizona Wildcats (9-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The USC Trojans and Arizona Wildcats meet Thursday in college basketball action at the McKale Center.
The USC Trojans look for a win to build on their 6-2 record. The USC Trojans are averaging 76.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Evan Mobley is averaging 15 points and eight rebounds while That Eaddy is averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 assists. Drew Peterson is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mobley is dishing 1.8 assists. The USC Trojans are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 60.5 percent from the free throw line. The USC Trojans are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game.
The Arizona Wildcats look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 79.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 39.4 percent shooting. James Akinjo is averaging 14.2 points and two rebounds while Jemarl Baker Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 assists. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game.
The Trojans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The under is 14-6 in Trojans last 20 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 home games. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The USC Trojans have the ability to win this game, but they've also been inconsistent over the years when it comes to showing up against quality squads, and they've been on the losing side in their two biggest games this season. The Arizona Wildcats are starting to come into their own during this winning streak and have the edge hereon the defensive side. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Arizona at home.