Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs USC Trojans
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Arizona Wildcats (25-3) are on their way to Galen Center on Tuesday where they will go up against the USC Trojans (25-4).
The Arizona Wildcats faced Colorado and ended up losing by a score of 79-63 in their last game. Arizona ended the contest having earned a 39.2% FG percentage (20 of 51) and made 5 of 18 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 18 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 30 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for this game as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. In relation to defending, Arizona let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the floor on 31 out of 64 shooting. Colorado earned 8 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Colorado collected 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado finished the game at 86.7% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 15 tries. They made 4 out of their 15 shots from long range. Regarding fouls, the Wildcats ended up finishing with 18 while Colorado recorded 21 fouls.
Azuolas Tubelis is someone who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up scoring 13 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins played and collected 8 rebounds. He shot 33.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Arizona will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 25-3 this year. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Arizona is pulling in 42.9 boards per game and has totaled 565 assists this season, which is 2nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wildcats are shooting 34.4% from downtown (219 of 636) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 84.4 pts per game (3rd in college hoops) while going 48.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wildcats are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They rank 87th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 320 conceded on the campaign. The Wildcats defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 37.8% (694 of 1,836) and they relinquish 34.1 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 31.6% on 3-pointers and they are 106th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the USC Trojans got the win with a final of 70-69 when they played Oregon. The Trojans recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. Oregon earned 16 fouls for the game which took the Trojans to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. With respect to shooting from downtown, USC knocked down 8 of their 16 tries (50.0%). When the game finished, the Trojans finished 26 for 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.1%. The Trojans permitted Oregon to bury 24 of 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.7% in the game. They finished 26.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 23 and ended up shooting 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, USC allowed Oregon to get 35 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Isaiah Mobley ended up being a major contributor for the Trojans for this game. He converted 5 of 8 in this game for a rate of 62.5%, and earned 9 rebounds. He scored 17 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist.
USC has a mark of 25-4 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trojans are connecting on 45.6% from the floor, which is ranked 94th in college hoops. USC has accounted for 2,132 pts this year (73.5 per game) and they pull in 40.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per contest (75th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 11.6 times per game. The Trojans have committed 15.4 fouls per game while shooting 66.3% from the charity stripe.
The USC defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (207 of 625) and their opposition makes 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 11.6 dimes and 34.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 96th and 162nd in those defensive categories. The Trojans on the defensive side of the court are 51st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 64.8. They are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.1% from the floor (6th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take USC
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