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How and what to watch for Arizona vs. No. 17 USC

The Trojans have won seven in a row and sit atop the PAC 12 standings.

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Southern California Trojans forward Isaiah Mobley celebrates after a dunk during the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Galen Center.  Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 17 ranked USC Trojans are looking to remain on top in the PAC-12 standings when they welcome the Arizona Wildcats to sunny LA on Saturday.

USC (18-3, 12-2 PAC-12) has won seven in a row and have won 13 of their last 15 overall. They’re getting it done on both ends of the floor, scoring 76 points per game on average while only giving up 63 to their opponents. They have two players averaging in double figures, but Evan Mobley is the leader of the team. He scores nearly 17 points per game and also tops the team in boards with nine in each contest. KenPom has them ranked as a top 20 unit in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

Arizona (14-8, 8-8) has struggled within the PAC-12 this season. On offense they actually have a better points per game output than USC, at 76.5 per contest. But defensively they’re giving up five more points to opponents than the Trojans do on average. There’s no one player who is going to take over a game, but they have guys who will contribute with four players averaging double figures. The leading scorer is James Akinjo, with just under 15 points per game.

KenPom is giving the Trojans a 74% chance of coming out of this one with a win.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Arizona vs. USC on Saturday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via this link or on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: USC -7
Point Total: 138.5
Money line: Arizona vs. USC

  • Arizona are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, and the under has hit in seven of their last eight.
  • USC are 6-0 ATS in their last six, and the over has hit in five of their last seven.

The Best Bet

The Trojans have been dominant in league play with 11 of their 12 Pac-12 wins coming by eight points or more. That trend continues on Saturday against a vulnerable Arizona squad.

Pick: USC -7

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