USC vs. Arizona Prediction
Pac-12 rivals clash in Tucson, AZ on Saturday afternoon when No. 7 Arizona hosts No. 19 USC at 5:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Are 11 points too much to lay with the home favorite or will the Wildcats roll past the Trojans today?
725 USC Trojans (+11) at 726 Arizona Wildcats (-11); o/u 150
5:00 p.m. ET, McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
USC Trojans DFS Snapshot
Boogie Ellis finished Saturday's 79-72 victory over California with 21 points (8-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and two rebounds in 37 minutes. Ellis had his most efficient game of the season, missing just two shots en route to a season-high 21 point performance. It's part of a hot stretch of basketball for the combo guard, who has reached double figures in nine of the last 10 games. Ellis has efficient shooting splits of 52/36/76 and has formed a formidable trio alongside Chevez Goodwin and Isaiah Mobley.
Arizona Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Azuolas Tubelis finished Saturday's 67-56 victory over Arizona State with six points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes. Tubelis was held out last Sunday with an ankle injury and came off the bench for the first time this season a few days later in his return. He rejoined the starting five for Saturday's rivalry game, though it seems his minutes still aren't back up to pre-injury levels. He was still solid on the glass during his time on the court, but the Wildcats will need him at his best if they hope to get through a tough upcoming conference schedule, with both UCLA and USC on tap next week.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The underdog is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Trojans have covered in 10 of their last 13 games as a road underdog and six of their last eight road games. On the other side, the Wildcats are 17-38-1 against the spread in their last 56 games played on Saturday.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: USC TROJANS +11