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Arizona Wildcats Visit USC Trojans in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Arizona Wildcats will go to the free throw line vs USC Trojans on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-2 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Wildcats opened as -2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats will look to cover the spread vs the USC Trojans on Saturday, as the Wildcats are 8-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 11-5 ATS. Arizona is 10-5 against the total, while USC is 7-9 versus the total betting line.

The Trojans - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. USC is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features USC's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 83.12 PPG, against a Arizona Wildcats defense rated No. 42 and allowing 64.87 PPG. The USC Trojans FG% has averaged 47.07% to date this season, less than the Arizona Wildcats shooters have managed so far (48.2% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona got 15 points from Ryan Anderson but lost anyway, 87-84, to UCLA on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion.

USC got 15 points from Julian Jacobs en route to a 75-65 victory over Arizona State on Thursday at Galen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Arizona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
  • Arizona is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • USC is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • USC is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games
  • USC is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Washington, Thursday, January 14th
USC at UCLA, Wednesday, January 13th

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