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Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans Betting Preview

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Feb 23, 8:30 PM | McKale Center

USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


The Arizona Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting USC Trojans Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wildcats sport records of 19-9 and 15-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Trojans have 6-21 and 9-17 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-14 for the Wildcats and 11-15 for the Trojans.

View USC vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wildcats as 14.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Wildcats and the No. 234-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-55 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 132-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 17 at 59.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC owns the country's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 59.3 points per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 187 in scoring at home.

USC was a 64-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UCLA. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 64-54 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Byron Wesley at Pauley Pavilion.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 79-70 loser as they battled Washington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Arizona got 20 points from Nick Johnson but lost anyway, 79-70, to Washington on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

USC Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona State are 5-5
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UCLA are 7-3
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Trojans at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of USC's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
USC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
USC is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against USC
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing USC

Next up:
USC at Arizona State, Saturday, February 25
Arizona home to UCLA, Saturday, February 25