Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Trojans versus the Sun Devils? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FOX. The game will be played at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 146.5 points, and the Sun Devils are favored to win at home against the Trojans.
USC TROJANS VS ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils -3
This game will be played at Desert Financial Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Sun Devils.
- Not only will Arizona State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will USC Come Through as Road Underdogs?
USC enters this Pac-12 matchup with a record of 8-10, including a 2-5 mark in conference play. The Trojans have struggled on the road this season, going just 2-6 compared to a 6-4 record at home.
After losing their last game to Arizona, USC has dropped three straight games and currently has a losing streak of four on the road. For the season, the Trojans have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points per game on the road.
Against the spread, USC has a .500 record of 9-9 this season. On the road, they have gone 4-4 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Trojans are 2-3 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, USC has a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for USC games is 12-6 and today’s line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, seven of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.
Coming off their recent game, the USC offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Arizona. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.6%, and they made 8 threes. In terms of offense, the Trojans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 209th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 122nd in percentage and 95th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Trojans’ defense is ranked 229th in the country at 74.8 points per contest. So far, the USC defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13 times per game (650th).
Can the Sun Devils Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Arizona State enters this game as the favorite, as they have gone 6-2 when favored this season. Overall, the Sun Devils are 10-7, including a 4-2 record in Pac-12 play.
At home, Arizona State has been much better than on the road, going 8-3 compared to 2-4. Over their last 10 games at home, the Sun Devils are an impressive 7-3.
Arizona State has an overall ATS record of 7-10 this season, including a home ATS mark of 5-6. Their ATS record as the favorite is 3-5 and they are just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite.
Arizona State’s over/under record this season is 8-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 142.6. Today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average scoring of 139.6 points per game in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.
In their most recent game, the Arizona State offense put up just 66 points vs. the UCLA Bruins. Overall, they are now averaging 69.1 points per game which is 350th in the country. Currently leading the team in scoring is Frankie Collins who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.8. Jose Perez also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.3.
So far, the Sun Devils’ defense is ranked 138th in the country at 70.6 points per contest. Against UCLA, the Sun Devils’ defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, UCLA only made 9 free-throws.