USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/6/2020
Game: USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -11.5
The USC Trojans travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 11.5 point favorites.
USC heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Arizona has an overall record of 15-6. They are averaging 79.8 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 12-10-0 against the spread
The USC Trojans are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Key USC Trojans Injuries
12/16/19 G Charles O'Bannon Jr. Personal has left the program
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
02/05/20 C Chase Jeter Back is questionable Thursday vs USC
Jonah Mathews averages 12.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Onyeka Okongwu comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Nico Mannion averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Zeke Nnaji averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 176th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 156th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the nation. USC averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 145th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 102nd in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 42nd and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 100th in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 121st with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 237th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Arizona is 17th in the country with 79.8 points per game this year. They are 33rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the nation. They are 67th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 16.1. The Wildcats are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Trojans have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 201st. They are 117th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 199th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in D-1. USC is 89th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 327th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 13th. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 52nd. As a unit they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in the country.
Who will win tonight's USC/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -11.5
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