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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Wildcats vs. USC
- (24-5) Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans (21-8)
- Date: Thursday, March 2nd
- Time: 11:00 ET
- Venue: Galen Center, Los Angeles
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Wildcats -128 | Trojans +106
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Arizona -1 | USC +1 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 155.5
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Overall, Arizona has an 24-5 overall record. Presently, in their 10 road games this season, the Wildcats have a record of 7-3.
In 29 games as the favorites, Arizona has gone 24-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the Wildcats have a betting line set at -1 points in their favor.
At this moment, Arizona currently has a record of 13-5 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-0.
Coming into the game, Azuolas Tubelis is the team leader in scoring, averaging 19.6 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Tubelis is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and adding 2.0 assists. Arizona’s second leading scorer is Oumar Ballo, who has hit 65.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.3 points per game.
At this time, the Wildcats offense is one of the top units in the country at 84.6 points per game, placing them 6th in the NCAA. In addition, Arizona’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 64.25% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 11th in overall field goal percentage at 49.6%. When the Wildcats have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Arizona is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 72.1 per contest, placing them just 247th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 41.4 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.4 offensive boards per game.
At this point, USC heads into their matchup vs Arizona with a record of 21-8 and riding a 4 game win streak. So far, USC has been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 15-3.
After a season in which they went 4-4 as the betting underdog, USC will be underdogs for the first time this year. They are +1 point underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, USC currently has a record of 13-5 in Pac-12 action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Boogie Ellis is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Ellis is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and adding 3.0 assists. USC’s second leading scorer is Drew Peterson, who has hit 46.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.6 points per game.
Trojans Key Stats
Currently, USC’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 72.6 points, which places them 159th in the NCAA. In addition, USC’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 67.32% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 141st in overall field goal percentage at 45.2%. When the Trojans have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, USC is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.7 per contest, placing them just 389th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 40.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.9 offensive boards per game.
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Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans CBB Betting Trends
- First, Arizona is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Wildcats are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Arizona is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, the Wildcats are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Trojans are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Arizona Wildcats -1
Leading into this matchup, the Arizona Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Wildcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread.
For the season, Arizona has a field goal percentage of 49.6, good for 11th in college basketball. Although Arizona hasn’t been excellent vs. the spread on the road of late, 4-6, we see there still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -1.
Free Arizona vs. USC CBB Betting Pick: Arizona ATS
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