Arizona at USC Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

USC Trojans (21-8) vs Arizona Wildcats (24-5)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Galen Center)

Betting Odds: USC Trojans +1.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Wildcats will play the USC Trojans in a PAC-12 game on Thursday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

Arizona Preview

The Arizona Wildcats are 24-5 (13-5) this season after they lost to Arizona State by a score of 89-88 in their last game. Arizona shot 50.9% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the loss. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 83.3 points per game, 71.2 points against per game, 40.2 rebounds per game, and 19.5 assists per game. Azuolas Tubelis has led the Wildcats this season with 19.6 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Arizona is shooting 49.2% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 37.4% on three pointers this year.

USC Preview

The USC Trojans are 21-8 (13-5) this season after they defeated Utah by a score of 62-49 in their last game. USC shot 42% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. The USC Trojans are averaging 72.7 points per game, 66.3 points against per game, 35.1 rebounds per game, and 13.8 assists per game. Boogie Ellis has led the Trojans this season with 17.2 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. USC is shooting 46.1% from the field, 74.1% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers this year.


Arizona is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The over is 5-1 in Arizona’s last 6 road games. USC is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 7-3 in USC’s last 10 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.


USC comes into this game playing very well and has won four games in a row, while Arizona is coming off of an upset loss at the buzzer in their last game. USC has held their opponents to 65 points or fewer in four of their last five games, but they will be facing an Arizona team that is scoring 83.3 points per game. I really like how USC has looked in recent games and I like them to get the home win here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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