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Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Arizona Wildcats (25-3, 15-2 Pac-12) visit the USC Trojans (25-4, 14-4) at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.

Score Prediction

USC 74 Arizona 73

Best Bet

USC +165 ML
USC +4.5 (-110)
Under 150.5 (-110)

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. USC TROJANS PREDICTIONS

The Wildcats were humming right along with nine consecutive victories since a 75-59 loss at UCLA on Jan. 25. Arizona strolled into Boulder as 9.5-point favorites on Saturday and lost 79-63, sending the Wildcats back to the drawing board. The 63 points were the second-lowest points of the season, again, since the UCLA loss on Jan. 25.

Arizona shot just 39% (20-of-51) from the field, including a dismal 28% (5-of-18) from behind the 3-point line, while connecting on 82% (18-of-22) from the free-throw line. The nail in the coffin for Arizona was 16 turnovers, half that of Colorado, while the teams matched each other with 30 rebounds.

USC has rattled off six consecutive victories, including a thrilling 70-69 victory at Oregon as 4.5-point underdogs on Saturday as the total pushed at most shops. The Trojans are looking for revenge after suffering a 72-63 loss in Tucson against the Wildcats in the first meeting back on Feb. 5, although USC did cover as 10.5-point underdogs as the UNDER connected.

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. USC TROJANS BETTING ODDS

  • Arizona -179
  • USC +165
  • Arizona -4.5 (-105)
  • USC +4.5 (-109)
  • Over 150 (-109)
  • Under 150.5 (-110)

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ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. USC TROJANS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pac-12
  • Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Venue: Galen Center
  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 11:00 p.m. ET

ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 25-3
  • ATS: 16-11-1
  • O/U: 14-14

Arizona has failed to cover in three of the past four games overall after a 3-0 ATS run, all on the road, from Feb. 7-12. Arizona has been very successful on the road, going 4-1 ATS in the past five games away from home, while going 8-2 ATS in the past 10 as a road favorite. The

For totals, the Wildcats hit the UNDER in Colorado, but it's been a roller coaster ride for total bettors and Arizona lately. The lean is to the UNDER, going 7-4 across the past 11 meetings, including the first battle against USC.

USC TROJANS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 25-4
  • ATS: 14-15
  • O/U: 13-15-1

USC slapped the brakes on an 0-3 ATS skid from Feb. 17-24 with its 70-69 win as 4.5-point 'dogs in Eugene. The last time USC covered in two or more games in a row was a 3-0 ATS run from Jan. 20-24.

USC has cashed three times in the past 10 games overall, while going just 2-10 ATS in the past 12 games at home. However, as an underdog, the Trojans are an impressive 5-0 ATS in the past five instances.

For totals, the UNDER is 5-0-1 in the past six games as an underdog for USC, while going 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog. The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog for USC.

INSIDE THE STATS - ARIZONA WILDCATS

  • Record: 25-3
  • PS/G: 84.4 (3rd)
  • PA/G: 66.7 (105th)
  • ORtg: 113.3 (15th)
  • DRtg: 89.5 (9th)

INSIDE THE STATS - USC TROJANS

  • Record: 25-4
  • PS/G: 73.5 (121st)
  • PA/G: 64.8 (51st)
  • ORtg: 107.3 (78th)
  • DRtg: 94.6 (55th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • ARI: Bennedict Mathurin - G (17.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 37.7 3P%)
  • ARI: Azuolas Tubelis - F (15.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 54.8 FG%)
  • USC: Isaiah Mobley - F (14.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 BPG, 37.9 3P%)
  • USC: Drew Peterson - G (12.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.3 APG, 43.6 3P%)
The underdog has cashed in six consecutive meetings in this series. (AP)

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. USC TROJANS BETTING CONCLUSION

Arizona topped USC 72-63 on Feb. 5 in Tucson, while the Trojans grabbed the cover as a double-digit underdog with the UNDER cashing. USC actually leads 4-3 in the past seven matchups straight up, while USC holds a 6-1 ATS mark during the span. The OVER holds a 4-2 edge in the previous six in this series, too.

USC still has an outside chance at the Pac-12 regular-season title, but it's now or never here. A loss, and there is no shot. For whatever reason, the Trojans just seem to have the number of the Wildcats lately, at least against the number, while holding their own straight up. I like the way the Trojans are playing lately, however, including impressive wins at Oregon and home to UCLA on Feb. 12. It's going to be a close one, but USC gets it done, perhaps coming down to a buzzer beater.

ARIZONA WILDCATS VS. USC TROJANS BETTING TRENDS

  • Arizona is 4-1 ATS in the past five road games.
  • Arizona is 8-2 ATS in the past 10 as a road favorite.
  • Arizona is 5-2 ATS in the past seven after a non-cover.
  • Arizona is 1-4 ATS in the past five following a SU loss.
  • USC is 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games overall.
  • USC is 2-10 ATS in the past 12 home games.
  • USC is 5-0 ATS in the past five as an underdog.
  • The UNDER is 5-0-1 in the past six as an underdog for USC.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a home 'dog for USC.
  • The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the past six meetings.
  • The road team is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings.

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