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USC Winless At McKale Center Since '08

If USC wants to finish the season atop the Pac-12, they will need to finally pick up a win at the McKale Center. The Trojans have not won a contest at the McKale Center since 2008 and have lost by an average of more than 15 points in those games. USC will visit the Arizona Wildcats with both teams trying to cement themselves as one of the best teams in the conference Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-1 in USC’s past six games on the road.
  • Arizona is 6-2 SU and ATS in their past eight games against USC.
  • Arizona is 13-6 ATS in their past 19 games.

The last time these two teams squared off it resulted in the longest game of the season, as USC edged Arizona 103-101 in quadruple overtime. With the game tied at 101, Elijah Stewart hit both free throws with just 23 seconds left to put the Trojans up for good in that affair. Stewart came off the bench and scored a game-high 27 points while shooting 69 percent from the floor.

Arizona started their Pac-12 schedule going 4-4 SU, but have since gone on a four-game winning streak while holding opponents to 68.5 points per game. Ryan Anderson has been unstoppable as of late, with the senior recording a double-double in each of his past five outings.

USC is coming off a bad loss to Arizona State Friday, a game that saw their bench score a total of nine points while surrendering four turnovers. Nikola Jovanovic has become the first option for the Trojans with the junior averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the past four contests. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the USC Trojans before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Wildcats sport a record of 20-5 and 14-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the USC Trojans have 18-6 and 15-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-9 for the Arizona Wildcats and 12-12 for the USC Trojans.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Arizona Wildcats and the No. 97-ranked USC Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's No. 19-ranked scoring average of 81.2 PPG, against a USC Trojans defense rated No. 176 and allowing 73.38 PPG. The Arizona Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.78% to date this season, more than the USC Trojans shooters have managed so far (46.41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nikola Jovanovic scored 25 points and chipped in with 25 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 74-67 against Arizona State in college basketball action at Wells Fargo Arena.

Arizona earned a 81-75 victory over UCLA on Friday, getting 18 points from Allonzo Trier at McKale Center.

Betting Trends
  • USC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • USC is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of USC's last 12 games
  • USC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 14 games
  • Arizona is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

USC home to Colorado, Wednesday, February 17th
Arizona at Arizona State, Wednesday, February 17th

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