Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans, Las Vegas Sports Betting, NCAA Basketball Odds, Picks and Prediction

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ARIZONA WILDCATS USC TROJANS
16-2 January 19, 9:00 PM | Galen Center 16-3

When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 19, 2017
Where: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: 9 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Arizona Wildcats -4 (-110) -180 143.5 -110
USC Trojans +4 (-110)  +160 143.5 -110
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The fans at Galen Center will be treated to a game between the Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans when they take their seats on Thursday.

ABOUT ARIZONA (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12): Allen’s contributions might be the most impressive, as the 6-3 combo guard was forced to take on extra minutes when opening-night starter Parker Jackson-Cartwright missed six games last month with a high ankle sprain, and the senior hasn’t given that playing time back. The Wildcats have also been boosted by the 6-5 freshman backcourt of Kobi Simmons and Rawle Alkins, who haven’t been as consistent as the other three starters but they’ve helped fill the void of Allonzo Trier – still mysteriously ineligible. Scoring depth remains an issue, as no player averages six points or more beyond the five starters.

ABOUT USC (16-3, 3-3): The last time the Trojans hosted Arizona, the game went to a fourth overtime before Stewart hit two free throws with 22 seconds left and Allen missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the 103-101 win by USC – the first quadruple overtime game in Wildcat history. The Trojans could use any kind of lift heading into this game, so perhaps the memory of that effort could spark players like Stewart, who matched his then-career-high with 27 points in the affair. Stewart set a new mark with 30 in the season opener two months ago, but hasn’t scored more than 11 in nine of the last 10 games.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Wildcats listed as 4-point favorites versus the Trojans, while the game’s total is sitting at 143.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Lauri Markkanen, Dusan Ristic and Kadeem Allen have been performing at their highest levels of the season for No. 13 Arizona, and the trio will try to maintain their hot hands Thursday night at USC in a Pac-12 game. Meanwhile, USC hopes junior guard Elijah Stewart – who is shooting 30 percent from the field in conference play after hitting on 44.2 percent of his attempts during the non-conference portion of the schedule – can find his touch again.

Markkanen is coming off a career-high 30 points against Arizona State after putting up 22 the game before against Colorado. The 7-0 forward from Finland was a combined 8-for-12 from 3-point range in those games to bump his season mark to 46.5 percent, and also leads the team in rebounding (7.4). Ristic, a fellow 7-0 starter, has scored from 16 to 18 points in all five conference games and is shooting 64.8 from the floor in those contests while Allen produced his season high of 18 points in each of the last two outings – notching 12 assists and just three turnovers combined in those wins. The Trojans come in off a 71-68 win at Colorado on Sunday.

USC won its last outing, a 71-68 result against Buffaloes on January 15. They covered in that game as a +3.5-point underdog.

Arizona was a 91-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sun Devils. They failed to cover the -16.5-point spread as favorites.

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Arizona:
Team record: 16-2 SU,9-8-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 10 straight games.
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
Arizona is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

USC:
Team record: 16-3 SU,9-9 ATS
USC is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
USC is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC’s last 6 games

Next up:
Arizona at UCLA Saturday, January 21
USC home to Arizona State Sunday, January 22

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Markkanen has scored 52 points in his last 52 minutes of playing time.

2. Arizona is 14-0 when leading at the half this season and USC is 13-0.

3. Markkanen is the first Arizona freshman to score 30 points in a game since Jerryd Bayless recorded 31 against Stanford on Feb. 16, 2008.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Arizona Wildcats will cover the spread at -4 and the game will go over 143.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Arizona 85, USC 75 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
ARIZ TEAM USC
75.2 PTS FOR 78.6
61.6 PTS AGNST 70.7
13.6 DIFF. 7.9
27.4 DEF REBOUNDS 26.9
10.4 OFF REBOUNDS 11.9
47.9 FG% 44.6
75.4 FT% 71.9
5.9 3 POINTERS 7.5
6.0 STEALS 6.9
INJURIES
ARIZONA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
USC
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
ARIZONA
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games when playing on the road against USC
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against USC
USC
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC’s last 6 games
USC is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
USC is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of USC’s last 9 games at home
USC is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
USC is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
USC is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of USC’s last 5 games when playing Arizona
USC is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of USC’s last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
USC is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Arizona’s Overall Scoring vs USC’s Overall Defense 75.2 147 70.7 147
Arizona’s Away Scoring vs USC’s Home Defense 73.0 91 70.8 235
Arizona’s Road Rebounds vs USC’s Home Rebounds Allowed 38.3 50 36.8 271
USC’s Overall Scoring vs Arizona’s Overall Defense 78.6 70 61.6 13
USC’s Home Scoring vs Arizona’s Road Defense 83.6 79 60.2 6
USC’s Home Rebounds vs Arizona’s Road Rebounds Allowed 38.5 140 30.7 17
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
ARIZ 47.9 39.6 8.3
USC 44.6 40.8 3.8
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
ARIZ 10.4 27.4 37.8
USC 11.9 26.9 38.8
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
ARIZ 14.2 12.4 1.1
USC 14.2 11.2 1.3

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