Arizona Wildcats



Arizona -6 Point Spread

Under 135.5 Game Totals

Against the Spread Pick

Both Jonah Mathews and and Nick Rakocevic are questionable due to illness for the USC Trojans, which is why the odds for their date with the Arizona Wildcats were still off as of early Thursday morning. Mathews (12.9 points per game) and Rakocevic (11.0 ppg) rank second and third on the team in scoring, respectively, so the absence of either one of them would hurt. The Trojans are not playing particularly well even when at 100 percent. They 2-5 in their past seven contests and have lost two in a row at the hands of Colorado and Utah. Arizona does not have any bad losses since Jan. 12; its three setbacks since then have come against three of the teams tied atop the Pac-12 standings with 10 wins. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall, 4-0 ATS in their last four on the road against opponents with winning home records, and 4-1 ATS in their last five following a loss. Check back later for the line, but ARIZONA is probably the way to go.

Over Under Pick

Arizona leading scorer Zeke Nnaji (16.3 ppg) has cooled off a bit of late. He has scored 13 points in each of the past two contests while shooting a combined 7-for-19 from the floor. The under is 4-1 in the Wildcats’ last five on the road and 4-1 in their last five on the road against opponents with winning home records. It is also 4-1 in the Trojans’ last five overall, 39-18-1 in their last 58 at home, and 20-8 in their last 28 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Look for this one to stay UNDER the total.