USC at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The USC Trojans travel to T-Mobile Arena to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 1 point favorites.
USC heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 77.5 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 81.1 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 21-12 against the spread this season
The USC Trojans are 10-19 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-19 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 15-14 against the over/under this year
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/17 G De'Anthony Melton Eligibility is out for season
03/10/18 G Derryck Thornton Respiratory is "?" Saturday vs Arizona
02/16/18 F Bennie Boatwright Knee is out for season
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chimezie Metu averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Bennie Boatwright averages 13.6 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
DeAndre Ayton averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Allonzo Trier averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
USC averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 78th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 55th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 337th with 10.7 per game. The Trojans allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 192nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 198th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 39th in the country with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 46th in college basketball. They are 110th in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 73rd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wildcats are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Wildcats surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 155th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 71st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Trojans are 131st in the country in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 40th. They are 229th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 82nd. As a unit they are 83rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in D-1. USC is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 183rd in the country.
Arizona is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 105th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 169th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.3, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 11th. They are 216th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -1
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