Trojans vs. Wildcats Prediction
The 23rd-ranked Arizona Wildcats are double-digit favorites tonight at home versus the USC Trojans. Is Arizona going to roll to a win tonight and cover the spread?
Thursday, February 6, 2020
McKale Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 10-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140 points. As of Thursday morning, 72 percent of public bets are siding with visiting USC. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Trojans crushed by Buffaloes
USC lost by a count of 78-57 at home Saturday night to drop to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in Pac-12 Conference play. The Trojans were outscored 45-33 in the second half after trailing by nine at the break. Isaiah Mobley led USC with 12 points off the bench in 22 minutes of action on 5-of-8 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. Onyeka Okungwu contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jonah Mathews added 11 points and three assists.
Wildcats crush Cougars
Arizona cruised to a 66-49 victory Saturday night at Washington State to improve to 15-6 overall and 5-3 in conference action. The Wildcats led 32-23 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Stone Gettings led Arizona with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 1-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also ripped down 12 rebounds. Nico Mannion registered 14 points, four boards, four assists and two steals. Zeke Nnaji added 10 points, 10 caroms and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Southern Cal is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Arizona is 6-2 ATS in its last eight Thursday games.
The Wildcats have been inconsistent over the last couple months, but they only have one road loss all season and that was an 84-80 defeat against now second-ranked Gonzaga. Arizona is second in the conference in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency, while the Trojans struggle offensively and are coming off a brutal performance at home. I feel comfortable betting on the Wildcats to put together a convincing victory.
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