Arizona Wildcats at USC Trojans ATS Prediction 02/27/20

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The Arizona Wildcats (19-8, 9-5 Pac-12) will be at the Galen Center to challenge the USC Trojans (19-9, 8-7 Pac-12) in a Pac-12 matchup. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN.

Arizona Wildcats at USC Trojans Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Trojans were beaten by the Utah Runnin’ Utes, 79-65, while the Wildcats lost a close one to the 14th-ranked Oregon Ducks, 73-72.

Arizona made 10 of their 23 three pointers (43.5 percent) while USC had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.2 vs. 27.8). Onyeka Okongwu fueled USC with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Dylan Smith had a good outing for Arizona, finishing with 18 points.

In their first matchup this season, Zeke Nnaji led the Wildcats to an 85-80 victory. He registered a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Wildcats’ 7.4 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Trojans, who had a mark of 15.3.

The offense of USC (207th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 101.0) will go head-to-head against the top-notch defense of Arizona (28th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 93.2). The Wildcats figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – USC, ATS Winner – USC, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Arizona ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while USC ranks 221st (7.9).
  • The Wildcats average 37.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 75th in the country. The Trojans rank 162nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
  • USC blocks 5.0 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 18th in the country. Arizona ranks 73rd in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
  • The Wildcats rank 23rd in assists per game (15.6) while the Trojans rank 122nd in assists allowed per game (12.4).
  • Arizona ranks 136th in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while USC ranks 232nd (23.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, down from 12.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Trojans have scored an average of 65.4 points per game (5.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (2.9 below their season average).