USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
TV: Youtube TV
The USC Trojans (13-5) are en route to McKale Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Arizona Wildcats (15-3).
The USC Trojans played Utah and went home with a win by a final score of 71-56 in their last contest. USC ended the contest having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 of 61) and converted 7 out of their 16 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Trojans converted 6 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 37 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to the defense, USC let their opponent shoot 34.4% from the floor on 21 out of 61 shooting. Utah recorded 12 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. Furthermore, Utah totaled 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Utah finished shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by converting 6 of 6 tries. They buried 8 out of their 25 tries from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Trojans left the arena with 12 and Utah totaled 13 personal fouls.
Boogie Ellis is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played for 30 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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USC steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 13-5 so far this year. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, USC is pulling down 35.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 256 assists this season, which ranks 143rd in college basketball in terms of passing. The Trojans are hitting 31.9% on 3-pointers (101 of 317) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 71.2 pts per contest (194th in college basketball) while hitting 46.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Trojans are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They concede 32.9% on 3-pointers while they are 81st in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.4). The Trojans defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.0% (411 of 1,082) and they relinquish 36.1 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 177th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 230 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 87-68 when they faced Oregon. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Arizona permitted Oregon to pull down 38 in all (11 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 34.4% from three-point range by going 11 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Wildcats permitted Oregon to knock down 34 of 64 tries from the floor which had them at 53.1% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats went 24 out of 64 from the floor which had them shooting 37.5%. With respect to 3-point shots, Arizona made 9 out of 25 attempts (36.0%). They were able to bury 11 of them for a percentage of 84.6%. Oregon committed 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats earned 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup.
Kylan Boswell ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for the game. He buried 6 of 11 in this game for a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 1 rebound. He had 15 points in his 23 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist for the contest.
Arizona has a win-loss mark of 15-3 on the year. The Wildcats are committing 17.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 19.8 times per contest (2nd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. Arizona has 1,527 pts so far this year (84.8 per game) and they collect 41.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are shooting 49.2% from the field, which is 14th in college hoops.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 290th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 73.4. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (77th in D-1). The Arizona defense surrenders 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (153 of 469) and their opponents are making 69.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 13.3 dimes and 33.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 233rd and 129th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take USC
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